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Status Quo Is God

My buddy and I were today talking about books (and movies and shows) where a character wants to better him/herself (in terms of looks or popularity or what-have-you), doesn't really do much besides wish for it, and then ends up going for some sort of extreme solution that ends them in a pile of trouble. Before the end, they revert to 'normal' and are much happier, leaving us with the Broken Aesop of 'you shouldn't try to better yourself at all and compromise and moderation are nonexistent.'

Only, we could only come up with one example each, even though we both sat there going "Damn, I see this everywhere, why can't I think of any more right now?" (I had a book called Fairest; he had Shrek 4.)

Can you think of any?
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