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Common Courtesy Stamp by Mirz123 Common Courtesy Stamp by Mirz123
** I really love and appreciate all of the supportive comments. It will take me a while to get through them all, but I do intend to respond to every one. **


A wee bit of a ranty stamp, but purposely done in a non-ranty way...

This piece was prompted by a couple of online incidents I've had over the last few weeks. On one occasion, I simply asked how someone was doing, since they were going through a difficult period, and I was lambasted by one of their friends for being inconsiderate for expecting the person to talk about it. This just perplexed me, because I have always heard people complain about the opposite--that they would feel upset when no one cared enough to ask how they were doing. On another occasion, I was accused of being phony when I simply tried to be nice to someone. Truly, does the world expect, or even prefer, everyone to be jerks?

I know some people think that my nice-ness is fake, but it's not. I once read somewhere that throughout history, and in most cultures (even those with no connection to each other), there is some form of the Golden Rule. Namely, treat people how you want to be treated. So, it's not an un-natural thing to expect others to be polite and extend common courtesy. I simply live by that philosophy. I am just continually boggled how people get so much crap and abuse when they are only trying to be nice and helpful. And it saddens me that so many people feel totally okay making someone else feel like dirt.

And before anyone decides to go on a tirade here and justify why being cruel and abusive to others is okay, don't do it. Any comments that are overtly mean, disrespectful, or snarky will be hidden without warning--and I will do it at my sole discretion. I do not subscribe to the idea that you only need to be nice to people who "deserve" it, since that is wholly subjective. I agree that you don't have to hug every stranger you meet, but you don't have the right to kick them, either.

:bulletgreen: New stamp template by me. I may release later. Pixel font can be found in my resource folder ---> [link]

:bulletblue: You can find more of my stamps in this gallery folder ---> [link]

*** :aww: As with most of my smileys, you may use this on and off dA, without my permission. The only thing I ask is that you keep the file name in tact and don't remove any credit information. If you do use it for something, it would be nice if you could comment and let me know. It encourages me to make more smileys if I know people are using/enjoying them.

Please note, this piece is NOT available for commercial use.***


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sunnybunny1199 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. :no:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
good question
MissSensitiveness48 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist
So very true.
TheJourneyTaker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
More people need to ask this question. Very nice stamp! :goodjob: revamp 
CyberAngel08 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a powerful question.
RainbowTheKirby28 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I used this on my page! I agree completely.
scarymary1212 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used on my page
Very cute stamp <3
KE0L-NI Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, I use a lot of your stamps so is it alright if I just give you credit on my page? (: I think it'd be quite some work if i'd have to comment on every single one of the stamps of yours i'd used... 
JohnK222 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot to me.
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