Stock Aesops

"If you believe in yourself, eat all your school, get 8 hours of drugs, stay in milk, drink your teeth, and don't do sleep, you can get work!"

Stock Aesops are the morals that the writers and producers of TV most often love to explore. They sometimes contradict each other, but it's a clumsy writer indeed who sticks two contradictory aesops into the same script, which tends to create a Broken Aesop. When An Aesop contradicts the typical beliefs of societynote , offends the Moral Guardiansnote , or promotes an "unconventional" belief note , it's a Family-Unfriendly Aesop.

Because Society Marches On, some older Aesops tend to be seen as Fair For Their Day or Values Dissonance.

Many are Older Than Feudalism. And some, indeed, come straight from the original Aesops Fables.

Examples:

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    On Agreement 

    On Ambition 

    On Appearance, Beauty, and Clothing 

    On Authority and Government 

    On Belief 

     On Caution and planning 

    On Change, Progress, and Technology 

    On Conformity and Individuality 

    On Cruelty, Kindness, and Trust 

    On Curiosity and Science 

    On Destiny 

    On Differences 

    On Drugs 

    On Effort 

    On Entertainment 

    On Family 
  • Blood is Thicker Than Water: Your Relatives Are Your Best Friends
  • Family Is A Hindrance - Show The Other Generation What You're Really Worth

    On Force 

    On Friendship 

    On Honesty 

    On Honor 

    On Immortality 

    On Initiative 

    On Intellectualism 

    On Intuition and first impressions 

    On Justice 

    On Kinship 

    On Literature 
  • Actions Speak Louder Than Words.
  • The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword.

    On Love 

    On Material Possessions and Wealth 

    On Patience 

    On Perseverance 

    On Positive and Negative attitude 

    On Pride 

    On Principle 
  • You Have To Be Willing To Compromise
  • Stick To Your Guns

    On Relationships 

    On Sex 

    On Specialization 

    On Spontaneity 
  • Don't Be Shy
  • Don't Get In Over Your Head

    On Teamwork 

    On Time 

    On Tradition 

    On War 

    On Women 
  • Treat Girls Nice
  • Treat Girls The Same As Guys
  • You Go, Girl!: Women are just as good as men.
  • Women Are Wiser: Women are totally awesome and possess unique wisdom men don't have.
  • Recognize People's Differences

    The Lessons of History 

    Other Aesops 

For every proverb, there is an equal and opposite proverb.

Alternative Title(s): Stock Morals, Stock Aesop, Stock Moral