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Equalizer by Davenit Equalizer by Davenit
This is one of those shots that no one will get if I don't explain it. Well, maybe some would but I'm guessing most wouldn't...

I read an article recently about the drugging of our children. Ritalin, Lythium, etc... It seems like kids can't just be kids anymore without the pharmaceutical companies trying to make a buck off it.

Yeah, they help some, but let's try to remember that children are a hyper kinetic bundles of energy and just because they act that way doesn't mean we need to drug them down to a coma state.

Drugs have become the great equalizer and it's a shame.

Well, enough of my ramblings... Enjoy.
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Xathanix Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I know what it is like that. If you want so I am one of "them". But now I don't take that junk any more. It's sometimes hard but I feel better without and I think I'm not that bad at keeping myself in balance.
Perhaps is that the reason why I love your related pictures. I can identify myself with them. Keep on the amazing work!
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Asralyn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Wow, gorgeous! The description is so true, too. Have a hyper child? Play outside with them! Exercise more! They'll be happier for it. Unfortunately, we can't have THAT in classrooms, so off to get drugged up we go!
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jayaki Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Nice work, used it as a cover photo on Facebook if that's all right. (crediting you and linking back here.)
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Davenit Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
That's fine. Thanks!!!
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jayaki Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Link: [link]
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SilvaMan61 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I love this shot, but love the description more. Sad but true
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nuge113 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow i love what you say in the description and i totally agee
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emilygriko Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the shot, but I just wanted to say one thing--
I'm thirteen years old and I was diagnosed with ADD when I was nine. Before I was put on medicine, it would take me hours to do a homework assignment that *should have* taken me ten minutes. Sometimes, I'm not even motivated to do the things I love when I'm off of my medicine.
Not to mention that I can't just grow out of the hyperactivity. Just imagine being thirteen and having brief moments during which you act like you're seven!
So...it's not about the "pharmaceutical companies trying to make a buck off it".
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viv-bewise Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
When you say 'equaliser', I think of like...music players and how you can...adjust -stuff- as you please...and that's kind of what the picture looks like~
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MEW-tiful Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
it's so mesmerizing!
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misscroft89 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Amazing!
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iamfuturetrunks Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Cool I like this one.
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Emilimia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
good point made,I agree.Excellent photo btw.:)
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Tenmachi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
I agree wholeheartedly with this <3. There is a difference between needing it to concentrate, and using it to shut a child, or anybody for that matter, up.
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weelittlebirdie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
I love your explanation of the shot.
Beautiful picture.
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nemo528 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
OMG how did you get into my medicine cabinet O_O
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EchoraNight Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010   Writer
This is amazing, but I'm wondering how long it took to make the liqiuds level and the proper colour
Maybe it's just me, I don't think my OCD would let me make something like this >_<
-Favourited ^^
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AlyssR Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I like it! :heart:
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xfoREVerx13 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
i lovee the colors :D
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Cassielle Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Wow, i'm allmost speachless, or at least can't put it into words, or at the very least not the right.
Looks like hell to put them on these perfect spots and all that. I'm tired, so i'm not very creativ in picking good words to discribe what i like about this shot and how much i adore your work.
I'm a ADD patient, or, as i just learned from wikipedia, since i didn't know what the short tag in english could be, it is called ADHD-PI, what ever! ._. So Ritalin is very usefull for me, but i really don't like that image of parents to use medication to shut their childs up so they have lesser work. Kids are full of life, they want to explore and want to know everything, that's just how it is and it is very irresponsible of parents to just say it's ADHD... oh well, i'm still to tired to make a proper understandable statement in english, so i'll just got to sleep. :D

Anyway, great shot, great idea (great gallery). :heart:
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aventris93 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student Photographer
some kids are fucking annoying and need it. ^^ awesome concept though.
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harrysmith Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
awesome pic, yeah kids are just the start, soon we will be seeing a 'brave new world' emerge out of all these pharmaceuticals. humans have always had a deep connection with chemicals, ive been listening to Terence Mckenna's version of the 'stoned ape' he suggests that language and intelligent behavior came from shrooms. anyway i just hope that the controlling of people using compulsory government injections and stuff never becomes reality... or already could be, and so on :P
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juliagulia7010 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
clinic
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BrianFIN Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah I've heard about the poisons too.. Horrible... Good phot though :9 :+fav:
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Quicksilver1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
hell yea!! I agree hole heartily, I'm a 21 year old with ADD and Dyslexia, been on something or another since my diagnosis at age 7 or 8. It helps and it really pisses me off when I see children being prescribed and there is nothing wrong, or worse faking to get the drug to use or sell.
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ferdicamacho Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great shot and idea. that was a matter that worried me a lot, i knew some great kids that were put under those drugs and i feared it would endanger their future or soemthing worse.
i'm glad ritalin was (apparently) forbidden here in brazil.
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freaky-hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
omg i love this pic
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MeliiMelts Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love the colors and the symmetry :la:
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gingerchesh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student General Artist
i agree
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cimsagro Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Where did you find these syringes! they really speak quality into your work
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koi-fish773 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
This is amazing. Im deathly afraid of needles but even i can enjoy this =)
Its sad that an kid with an umagination suddenly has ADD or ADHD. So sad =(
Beautiful stuff tho :)
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Iwannabetreo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just.. Wow.
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edgejr Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student General Artist
i agree i have been always a hyper kid...no skool could stand that and always tried to eprsuaded my parents to give me sum drugs... thankfully my parents are not very retarded and denied it.
But its fun how ppl cant stand a smarter and energetic kid just to let him/she be... most ppl think kids are stupid and cant understand stuff, i think its more how you threat them...if you make them stupid they would be stupid... if not then they wont
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wacky-j Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, how are you?

I wanna tell you something....
This picture has been featured!

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If you like it, fave the news article
Thank you!

Greetings Wacky-J
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LyiT Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
how you make this photo....is just edith or?
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BleedingPixel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Love the concept, love the photo. simply amazing work!

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Aigis-ness Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
I really like this shot. I have to take two different kinds of medicines, I hate them. So, when I read the artist's comment, I was really happy.
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ZachDoug Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
    Couldn't agree with you more. If being happy, being depressed, being angry, being too quiet or too loud are all disorders, where is the line? What are people even supposed to be?

    And did you know BLUE EYES are a genetic disorder that prevents the eyes from turning FROM blue to a "proper" human eye colour? If EVEN that is a disorder, what on Earth IS order?
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TsukiKaiki64 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
i can tottally relate to the topic. just because i'm a hyper-active kid doesn't mean you need to keep feeding me pill after pill. ugh.
love the picture, too. simply amazing.
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INFZ Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The colors are so eye catching!
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fotomurthy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
superb concept + execution :clap:
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Isefisk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hope this one gets a DD someday. its just great!
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Cheese-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
All of your work is great! :]
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Usakei Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
My wife and I agree with your description, and my wife is going to be a pharmacist ^_^, just because its a good future since most people want to just get a pill instead of try and fix what is wrong with them, its actually sad how many pills some people take, some out of necessity, but most are just to counteract the ones that they are taking, then ones to counteract the ones that counteract the first one..and so on 0_o
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lightinthedark1037 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
I absolutely love this.
The concept is perfect... I understood it immediately.
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CornerstoneAscetic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
amen on the topic. it's one that needs some attention, especially from parents.

i think of it as the zombie invasion. it has begun, and awareness is low.
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DisturbedAngel017 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i totally understand what u mean .. when i was younger i was a very hyper kid.. soo my school tried to get me on sum drug to calm me down w/o my parents knowing so i moved schools.
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Lisahy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
A m a z i n g
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coloursalive Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've made use of this wonderful photograph to illustrate 'symmetry' Do take a look here - [link]

Thank You!
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coloursalive Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Would like to use this in a blog post for [link]. I'm illustrating "symmetry" in composition. Thanks.
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