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A Stamp by Genny-Raskin A Stamp by Genny-Raskin
This is my first made stamp, I belive that if I'll be even more bored I'll do more...

The idea and inspiration came from :iconrandthuntley:, thank you Tammy.

(C) to myself, for art and sentence and anything else related to this picture.

Date: 20.05.2006 (early in the morning)
Media: Photoshop 7


Edit:
------Lenka I added an 'e'.
---------Daniel, I did the background brighter.

Edit: 26.02.2008

It is not much of the masterpiece, and now I have better stuff too, but it seems that you guys and girls, liked that.
I want to thank everyone for the favourite or for the collecting, but since I have no time to do it personally for each person I do it here.
Thank you and I hope that there are some other stuff in my gallery that could interest you.

See ya, Genny.

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Edit: 02.2010
Some nice people created plz account for the stamp: :iconneverseen1::iconneverseen2:
Initiative was taken by: ~psychotara
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:iconfelidaefire:
FelidaeFire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I seriously agree with this, I wanted to succeed and look where I am now, I was terrible at first tho, haha, but I'll continue to improve :3 I'm using this lovely stamp : D
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
All starts are challenging! But it is important to go on, and not to give up. :)

Enjoy :)
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Aubergine100 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Student General Artist
Agreed!👍
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
:)
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Aubergine100 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Student General Artist
😸
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BlazingCourageXx Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Using!
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Enjoy. :)
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BlazingCourageXx Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
You are welcome, just don't forget to credit/link back. :)
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61021376 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Well not wanting to succeed can take the proportions of a sickness.:ohnoes:
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
There are many people who would give a good fight for themselves.
Many that cope with their sicknesses and disabilities, and despite them succeed.
I find them very much inspiring, and model examples of human possibilities.
It is all about a mindset.
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61021376 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Precisely, but some dont want to succeed for psychological reasons they dont even know and cant control.
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
In that case I would suggest seeking professional help. It is ok to admit the help is needed, sometimes it's even essential.
No one said that they should be alone at whatever endeavors or battles they might have.

But they need to realize that and to want that, it must come from within of them, in the deepest understanding, that they want to feel and be better at something. Otherwise, nothing can make it work.
It's like schooling. Learning with a teacher could be more efficient for some people than try to learn the same thing alone.
But for succeeding in that, they need to want that and be ready to work towards their goal. Nobody can do it for them.
It applies for completely everything in our lives; starting from relationships, going to physical and mental health, and in profession or even in a hobby.
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61021376 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Yes precisely, and the problem with people like this is that they dont want it because they dont want to succeed and it's a vicious circle.
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Indeed it is.
And a sad one too.
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61021376 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
:sadnod: 
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Chontica Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I must agree! :D Thank you so much.
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are welcome. :D
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QueenCelina33 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Truly inspirational words, my friend. This is awesome. :)
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
I am happy you liked that. :)
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QueenCelina33 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem :D
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
:)
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genkae Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've failed before.
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Did you get over it and get on going?
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:icongenkae:
genkae Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Who said I was moping around over failing?
Of course I got going.
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
So that's the point of that stamp. ;)
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genkae Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, well. . .I never thought of it that way. . .
I guess that's true. xD
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
:)
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Tailsnumber1 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Writer
Well, that's inspirational.
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm happy you  think so. :)
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Clelius Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Unluckily, it's not always like that.

A lot of people with cancer desire to heal a lot, and yet they don't.

The statement in the stamp might be true for some, and not for others.
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
This conversation I previously had: comments.deviantart.com/1/3352…
should spill more light over the meaning of this stamp.

I could summarize it as fallows: "It refers only to things that are possible for a human to change, and that he or she chose not to, just because, and prefer to suffer instead. The stamp does not refer to things that we can not change. This should be quite obvious, as we can not prevent natural disasters and etc."

I could stretch the issue further, but it never was my cause here.
I just say that much depends in your everyday life on your attitude.
There are many brave people who decide to enjoy life and see the beauties in it despite their hard health conditions while others drown in self pity.
It is up to us how to live our lives with the package we've got. And it is the attitude that can make it either better or worse. And you definitely can chose your attitude. Having the right attitude can take you far, having the wrong one will only take you down.
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Clelius Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I agree.
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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LRyuzaki7 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry, I read some of the other comments and just had to add that I most certainly agree with this stamp's creator. People who don't want something enough probably won't get it. The people who try hard for what they want will receive it in one form or another. For example, someone who REALLY wanted to get into college.. but slacked off in high school and ended with a 2.0, well they won't succeed because they never really wanted it in the first place. People in college drop out not because they failed, but because they didn't want it enough. People who study every night, do all their homework, scour the internet looking for understanding, and ask their teachers for help do NOT fail college. They might not get the CEO position of the corporate building they wanted, but maybe they find another job they want even more. I've never failed to get something I really desired AND worked hard for. If I didn't work for it, I didn't really want it in the first place. I thought I wanted to be an engineer when I entered college. But I wasn't willing to work for it because I didn't want it enough. Then I realized I loved law and in fact when I thought back it was what I wanted all along, ever since then I've gotten nothing but As and a few Bs. I've never failed when I tried and I've never seen another who really did want something try and fail. If you still beg to differ, then enlighten me. But I believe in this stamp.
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
Well, I generally failed chemistry since I did not want it that much, for years I tried to make myself do what I don't like, just because my surroundings reviewed it as better earning profession. Now finally I am going to study art, as I wanted all along. It did require some courage to go against everything I've been taught and do what I truly longed for. ;)
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LRyuzaki7 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
True Story.
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ZelgadisGW Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's an interesting viewpoint. Mind If you explain something more about it? Why do you think so and such?
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sorry for late reply, but I had to have a certain muse:

I guess my own experience led me to that kind of a conclusion, also few observations I've done.

1. People who want nothing get nothing.
2. People who complain all the time but do nothing to correct the situation at hand.
3. People who can't decide what they want and fight inner fights tend to fail themselves.
4. Also there are people who fail to see their own achievements.
As long as you know what you want and ready to work towards that goal, you'll get it.

5. A failure is also more of an inner feeling of insecurity. And when you are insecure and unsure for too long in too many aspects of life, it tends to fail you in many aspects and those you create yourself an image of a failure and live in it.

You are more than welcome to review few other conversations, as I discussed it in detail there to, since I might be missing something here.
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Lanaette Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
i agree with fail... but EPIC fail is different story, right? XDD
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
I am not sure I've got the joke. :)
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RakmiFromSundown Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
That's just... a horrible thing to say.
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I don't think so.
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RakmiFromSundown Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Well, it is. And stupid.
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
You can disagree, as much as you like, it's up to you. But keep it civilized.
As you would not like anyone to talk to you like that on any place on your own page.
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RakmiFromSundown Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
I wouldn't mind, if I'd just said the most pseudophilosophical, utterly invalid, offensive sentence in the history of written language.
Seriously, you think people can't fail?
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's a matter of how you view things.
Off course there are local failures or temporary difficulties, which might be areal chalange, but I talk about a person who works hard and achieve the goal despite the difficulties.

Even if one did not prevail in some university course of studies or a job or whatever, but instead of giving up found something else, in which he is actually good. - He wanted to succeed and did so.

While on the other hand, those who don't want to do anything nor try - most likely would not make it.

In life there are ups and downs, but there are also a lot of people who let the downs to influence themselves too much, or don't want to do anything for something they want when they see that it's not as easy as they thought. I have seen some of those, while hardworking people most likely to achieve sooner or later their goals or success.

This is what I think.

If you notice, many people understood what I meant and even liked that. :shrug:

Feel free to dislike it. It's ok by me. :)
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RakmiFromSundown Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I understand what you mean, even though I think it's still kind of a philosophical stretch.
The failures are still failures, but you're just not supposed to give up. Even though you shouldn't let them dishearten you, failures are still very real.
Pretending like they aren't is like denying death as a part of a human's life cycle.
And I think many people would find this very offensive.
Like, for example, someone who tries their very best and gives their all to pay their debts to the mafia, but fails and the mafia brutally murders them. Would you call this just a momentary obstacle?
Your theory, if I may call it that, is a broad generalization that everyone actually has the chance to succeed. Some people just can't, even though they try their best. And some people can't even try, due to circumstances that prevent it.

You put your ideas into wrong words, methinks.
The way things are, people might misunderstand your words.

What do I care if some other people like it? I still find it offensive.

Of course it's ok by you, it's my opinion.
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Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
I did not mean to offend anyone, nor you in person. But I would not remove something just because of one opinion, or few opinions. It's naturally that some would not like, even things that many do. (and I don't speak only about my stuff here)
You are the first one to point it out as offensive and it's here since 2006 (more than 5 years). Some did say that they don't agree, actually I think 3 or 4 people said it in comments, and that's ok by me.
While others felt rather happy about it.

I have on it 1435 favorites, despite the fact it's a scrap and not a deviation in a gallery. Actually I scrapped it once I've seen that too many favorite it, I did not want it to mess with my statistics and as I don't think of this as a masterpiece. But I did not ask people to favourite it, they did it because they felt like doing it. Actually aside that, the maximum fav's I have on my other works are 20 - which I review as serious and interesting.


More than that, why do you give to it more meaning than there is? It's quite a simple phrase, so you should review it as such;
Off course you can interpret it in few different ways, but so many other things are. It's all up to the persons attitude and privet understanding, there is no way I can predict those about the people of the wide world. If I was trying to satisfy everyone, I would not create at all, as it's impossible that completely everybody would like it, no matter what it is.
But It's just a stamp. Not a philosophy course or a guidance for failing or prevailing.
Many people find it encouraging, and I am quite happy they are. This is all I wanted.

It does not have to do anything with serious issues like the Mafia, politics, wars, disasters, health disabilities.

You can review the other comment I have written here half an a year ago if you wish: [link] I just don't feel like repeating myself.

In the conclusion:
It's plainly about human attitude towards things that ARE under their own control, not more than that.

I do care if I offend someone in general, but I don't if that person is not polite.
And as I said before, I am sorry you feel offended, this is not what I meant to do.
Have a nice day.
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