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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. **

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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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:iconmephistopheliann:
Mephistopheliann Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad but true. *shakes head*
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:icontopaz-kitty:
topaz-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This reminds me of my OC, for some reason.
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:icongreen-tea-flower:
Green-Tea-Flower Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
This is why I never use derogatory slang to describe others. 
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:iconplain-rice:
plain-rice Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's easier to be mean than to be nice. :(
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
True That Stamp by Mirz123
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
I'm sorry to hear that. :iconcomfortplz:
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:iconmenollysagittaria:
MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then there's the even more unfortunate manifestation of this: "Politeness has become so rare that some people mistake it for flirtation." 
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:icontheicarlyangel:
TheiCarlyAngel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student Artist
Everybody thinks my kindness is an act.... Merida groan.gif Why does life gotta be so mean? DX
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:icondarkglaicalknight:
darkglaicalknight Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wish kindness was more preffered than being an asshole...I mean last I checked being an asshole isn't the way to be...but...I'm just happy there's someone out there who actually sees that clearly ;w;
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TeamAquaReshiram Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^^!Your welcome!
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Thanks So Much Sign by Mirz123
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
:iconsadnodplz:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Thanks So Much Sign by Mirz123
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
True That Stamp by Mirz123
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
:huggle:
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:iconteamaquareshiram:
TeamAquaReshiram Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconepicclapplz: Tjis stamp is awesome!
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
sadly thats true, people have killed themselves over cyberbulling
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:iconmenollysagittaria:
MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Believe what? The video game thing? I don't know, the evidence is still pretty split at this point. It's just something to keep in mind as a possibility. (hence why I said "suggested") The internet thing? Yeah. Cyberbullying is a lot easier than in-person bullying, because there's very little chance you'll get caught, and people get "brave" behind a screen. And even if you do, the worst thing that can happen is an IP ban.
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
you really beleive that?
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:iconmenollysagittaria:
MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, isn't it weird that politeness is immediately read as gay by some people? 

There's this once video I remember a comedian saying something like, "All these rough and tumble men are so afraid of being cultured, because they are afraid of the gay. Like, if you read a book, you're going to get a million dicks in your face. Like, what even?" 

I can understand being a gentleman is a little out of fashion, but really???

Femmephobia is at an all-time high, it seems. At least once, femininity was prized, if subjugated (bird in a gilded cage) but now it's outright derided. Dominant and overbearing women are seen as empowered and forward-thinking, while those who may be okay with being sweet and feminine are chastised as self-deluded and backwards. Can't we all just be who we are without getting slammed for it? 
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darkglaicalknight Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here owob
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:iconmenollysagittaria:
MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Considering your signature, I don't think you care much. 

It's been suggested that video games can desensitize people to violence through reducing targets to objects devoid of humanity. Same is probably true for reducing people to pixels and words types- it's just so much easier to be cruel when you don't have to deal with the fallout or see the other person as an individual human being. 
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:iconmenollysagittaria:
MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, being a nice rebel. That's always been my way of thinking about it. :P
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:icondarkglaicalknight:
darkglaicalknight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Legitament question

best answer: Being an asshole is sadly more in .3.

...AGAINST THE NORM!
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:iconkiramaru7:
kiramaru7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
I often wonder this myself...

And I like your stamps, by the way. They're cute. :D
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:iconjust-call-me-j:
Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist
They didn't. Style went out of style.
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
true, now everybody talks fucking trash with evryfuckingbody else
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
I think it might have been earlier than that. But the internet made it WAY easier.
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:iconthejourneytaker:
TheJourneyTaker Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
You're welcome.
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
oh yeah, around the late 90s,thats when
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
:nod:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
:iconseriousnodplz:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
True That Stamp by Mirz123

Thank you.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
:iconseriousnodplz:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
:icondummyhi5plz:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
:icongladlikeplz:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
That's fine. You really don't need to credit me on every one.
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sunnybunny1199 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. :no:
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
good question
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:iconmisssensitiveness48:
MissSensitiveness48 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist
So very true.
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:iconthejourneytaker:
TheJourneyTaker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
More people need to ask this question. Very nice stamp! :goodjob: revamp 
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:iconcyberangel08:
CyberAngel08 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a powerful question.
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RainbowTheKirby28 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I used this on my page! I agree completely.
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scarymary1212 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used on my page
Very cute stamp <3
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kosurui 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... 
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JohnK222 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
;-)
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot to me.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
:icondummyhi5plz:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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