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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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: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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PerragrinesPen Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
USED on journal. I thought I'd never find a stamp like this. Applause to you! Clap 
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
:icondummyhi5plz:
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ThatCanuckToonNerd Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
USED. Couldn't agree more.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
:icondummyhi5plz:
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EijiFuma Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Is it alright if I put this stamp on my profile?
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
:nod::iconyesbubbleplz:
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LurainaShadraco Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such excellent things to say with your stamps.  It's wonderful to have discovered you.
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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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Khazzed Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
This stamp should be seen by EVERYONE and EVERYWHERE.

I've lost my faith in humanity by a great amount after the years of bullying when I was still in school, as well as everywhere where good things seem to be non-existant. Whether it be in game communities, internet in general or just out there, being nice and polite is almost like a taboo.
If you're nice, you become the black sheep. If you don't follow the "cool gangs", you become the black sheep. If you don't do this or that, that isn't something bad, then you become the black sheep.

Sheesh.. I don't remember literally shoulder barging people to be a way of saying "Hello."
And seeing the kids around from the school I used to go to, from the years that have passed from my own school times, it seems like nothing has changed. And it looks like at this rate, nothing would. No, I disagree!

Still, we cannot lose hope. Perhaps one day.. one day in the ever distant future we might see a day when being good is actually seen good.

"If everyone cared and nobody cried; if everyone loved and nobody lied; if everyone shared and swalloed their pride, then we'd see a day when nobody died." - Nickleback, If Everyone Cared ( I believe that was the song name.. )

Absolutely amazing stamp!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It is so disheartening sometimes. I think that's why we have to keep fighting to make it better. We can't let the jerks win. ;)

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Loosened-Screws Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. Being a harsh jerk is overrated. Even if you don't get thanks, it feels good to hold the door or something for people.

On the topic of assuming that your niceness is fake: I have minor trust issues sometimes, so I occasionally misjudge people's intentions, but I try to give them the benefit of the doubt.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I know what you mean about trust issues. It's hard. :heart:
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:iconnintendogamer5000:
NintendoGamer5000 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It just hurts when people don't care about your feelings and your trying to be nice.  :/
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
It really does. More than people know, I think. :heart:
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GoddessCureMystic Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Artist
I've ALWAYS been to kind for people. I have bullying and abuse for that problem! Not to mention I always have to really sarcastic and become a smartass to someone who doesn't deserve my attention AT ALL. I mean, if you hate for NO REASON and start bashing me, There. Will. Be. HELL.
Not to mention that I'm a fourth degree black belt in mixed martial arts. :3 Always helps!
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Wow, that's impressive about the black belt. LOL! Thanks for sharing. :heart:
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:iconjohnk222:
JohnK222 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I think I try to be pretty courteous to people. I tend to become the doorman at shops. :D Sometimes when I offer to let people go by, they offer it to me, so that can be a bit confusing.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
THat's really nice of you. :heart:
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:iconjohnk222:
JohnK222 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
;-)
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:iconkage-niji:
kage-niji Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm nice to people until they start treating me rudely. But I agree. I try to be nice and sincere to people and sometimes I'll get yelled at for being a faggot.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Ugh. that's not cool. Glad you like the stamp, though. :hug:
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:iconrandomthefox:
randomthefox Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
When were they ever IN style?
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Yes, at one time.

...I think. :paranoid:
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goninja Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
When people just abruptly drop out of a chat or text. I can't even get a simple heads up, no "gtg" or "ttyl".CURSE YOU!
You wouldn't do that in a face to face without saying "Goodbye" or "Later." Shrug 
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deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Since the customer was determined to be always right :shifty:

Seriously, look at these entries of completely rude people!

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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
I know, right. I don't work in customer service, but I have to answer phones and some people are pure jerks. :/
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Fun-dragoness Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally. I try to be nice too and I usually believe people if they are being nice unless I have a good reason not to. Like if someone mean I used to know somewhere found me I'd have to be careful.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Yeah, it's awful when you're nice and people take advantage of that. :C
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Fun-dragoness Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:C Aww
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LightstaronToontown Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gosh, this is so true. I totally agree. It's hard to be nice in reality sometimes, I admit sometimes I have a snarky comment or roll my eyes, but on the internet I try my best to be nice, kind, and respect others. Yet, one time when I was offering words of advice, the person turned on me and called me a "wise b***h." Sometimes it upsets me when people just don't even care if someone's trying to help. :(
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Well, I think we can all get snarky. I don't know if that's the problem. It's really when people just have a general crappy and nasty attitude. I mean, politeness is not "old fashioned."
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LightstaronToontown Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's so true. I just wish that some people, including me, could just not have such a bad attitude.
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:iconamynchan:
AmyNChan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree!
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
:icondummyhi5plz:
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:iconamynchan:
AmyNChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe~!  *^_^*
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
:nod:
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AmyNChan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*^_^*
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xXRainbowTopHatXx Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
thanks so much! used!
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
:icondummyhi5plz:
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:iconheart-to-heart34:
Heart-to-Heart34 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I always had that kind of situation. I'm just trying to be friendly...it doesn't seem to make them happy. :/ I just let them go, then.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Sometimes that's the best. :hug:
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Heart-to-Heart34 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Yeah, that's true.
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Sleazinator Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   General Artist
I agree with this stamp. I am nice to people, but rude people make me want to be alone. I just want to be nice to somebody then get treated like crap.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
I'm glad you're not that way.  Nice is just right.
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Sleazinator Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   General Artist
That`s true. I meant to put don`t.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
s'okay
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badgermist Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me and my friend say this all the time.We will be in the hallway at school and since we are 6th graders the 7th and 8th graders will push us around and kick us it is so rude
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
It's awful. But I'm glad you're not that way. :hug:
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AkagiGryphon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I hate that people's reactions to things have turned me into a bitter person. I can't stand seeing people be rude ass holes and it turns me into an angry introvert.
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