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03:44:07 PM Sep 7th 2014
Would a possible inversion of this trope be an Alternate Universe where superpowers are the general norm, and the character suffering from this trope is the one Muggle in the group?
01:52:30 AM Jun 14th 2014
The My Little Pony example only fills the literal interpretation of this trope's name. The bullet doesn't fill the other requirements at all. Any opposition to its removal?
03:42:36 AM Jun 14th 2014
Go ahead.
08:26:48 AM Apr 29th 2010
There's a lot of emphasis on this being a metaphor for homosexuality. What about other conditions that have those who don't understand insisting that the person should try to be normal? I could rattle off a whole litany of physical and mental disabilities that would fit right in.
09:32:26 PM Dec 26th 2010
Also, have you ever tried not being an introvert?
01:20:18 PM Jan 14th 2012
I removed the Blue Exorcist example since it doesn't apply here. Rin has to face a lot of Fantastic Racism, but everyone is smart enough to realize that he didn't choose being born a demon.
01:43:03 PM Mar 9th 2013
'Have you tried not being depressed.'


1) My depression isn't as much about sadness as an utter lack of initiative and a huge lack of energy, and no, I can't fake it until I make it since that will leave me exhausted and make me spend the next one to two weeks asleep with short pauses for food, water and going to the toilet, and be even more vulnerable afterwards. Sure, I do have to cope with some sadness and angst, but usually mostly when I run out of said energy.

2) If I could just decide to not be in this situation, don't you think I would? And let me tell you, I HAVE decided not to be depressed, but it's a slow process and I'm still pretty far from reaching my long-term goal. Nevertheless, I'm on my way there, and you asking me why I'm still not well is like asking a 10 year-old swimmer why she or he hasn't won an Olympic medal yet.
08:28:14 PM Jan 1st 2014
One comic, called "If Physical Diseases Were Treated Like Mental Illness," one panel has a character asking a sick character "Have you tried... you know... not having the flu?"
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