Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Act Goofy to Cover Up Sadness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 961 People

    Restaurant

    I once was in a restaurant - this was in the 80's, and I was pretty young. I was on holiday with my mother, but I ate alone this day. The waiter was completely ignoring me - he was totally focused on all the attractive girls in the restaurant... I wasn't able to handle the...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Apr 23, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Think I'm More Goofy When I'm Nervous

    But I do cover up goofy with sadness because it sometimes a lot of the times cheer me up. I act like such like a dork. Not so much lately on for the fact that I'm growing up. I'm don't really worry about so much like I used to and my self esteem is going up. Now it's like when...
    GreenEyedBeauty GreenEyedBeauty 22-25, F Feb 18, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Laugh A Nothing And Have A Plastic Smile...

    When I feel I'm going to cry I laugh...at nothing usually...people look at me like I'm crazy because of my random laughter...but its better than them knowing my pain...and seeing my tears...I put on a plastic smile...when I'm going to yell or be sad...I good at it they buy it...
    Cadet1995 Cadet1995 18-21, F 1 Response May 1, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was scared by horrible people my whole life

    and now my instant reaction to anything is just to laugh.
    Zaqhary Zaqhary 16-17, M Nov 29, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Question...

    "What's the biggest lie you've ever told?" I smile don't I? That't my lie. I laugh don't I? That is my lie. I dance don't I? That's my lie. I play don't I? That is my lie. I said "i'm fine" didn't I? That's my lie. But above all I told you I don't feel, and that was a lie.
    Missing22Aquarius Missing22Aquarius 18-21, F Nov 3, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Silly.

    There is something about making others laugh and smile that makes you forget for just a moment that you are unhappy, or that something is wrong. For a moment it takes the weight off of your shoulders, and of you make someone else smile often enough, it is almost impossible to...
    MissLefroy MissLefroy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Lonely

    From a child i learn what it was to be lonely. Parents in prison. All us kids went to foster homes. Let me tell you you learn quick to keep your mouth shut. When i held my first child in my arms i came alive. My four kids be came my hole world, and i thought i would never feel...
    allsosad allsosad 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 12, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Reed In The Wind

    Sometimes you billow wither the wind may blow. Sometimes you snap in half. I feel lost, sad and alone. I put on a brave face for everyone. In real life, I'm the "go-to woman," the one with all the answers. I don't have all the answers. I don't even have the answers for my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 8, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    hence most of my behavior here.

    i'm actually just dead
    TheCroissant TheCroissant 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This is totally me! All the worlds a stage

    and I have the lead. Maybe if I trust enough you'll know about my emotions but I would rather make others laugh so they won't look too deeply into my heart to see what it's really like. If you've ever seen me cry or I've even admitted that I cried then you're doing better than...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Dec 1, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sadness

    Im compelety filled with sadness, with nothing but death on my mind, and wonders how no one could notice, how can everyone be so blind. I smile and make you think im happy, I talk and make you think i love me, I laugh so you dont see me cry, I look at you and hide the...
    xxbrokendownxx xxbrokendownxx 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am feeling pretty happy these days

    and overall have good days but there are sometimes those bad days when I feel down...which is not often but when Im down I can still smile and make others laugh even though I might be crying inside. If Im at work I wana be professional and not have my issues affect others or...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F Apr 10, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When Ity's Not The Crying Sad.

    It takes a lot to make me cry, and when I do I cover it up with anger, but when I am sad and not crying I usually act goofy just so people don't know. I don't like people know when I'm sad. They try copmforting me, and giving me advice. It kinda makes me mad because I know...
    Littledove Littledove 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    not so much as goofy.

    .... more like crazy
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sadness Fills My Hart

    i don't think i have enough spase in my hart anymore, im sad and depresst. I don't know how to even react anymore, i always seem happy next to my friends but i don't know if i want to continue. I don't know what to do i need help.
    barbs1xx1 barbs1xx1 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Tears of a Clown

    To see me, most people would think my life was great, I'm always dorking out on something, I smile a lot and I laugh a lot.  Inside though there are storms raging.  Only a very select few people know what's really going on behind the smile.  I don't have much and I...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 3 Responses May 21, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This Is the Price I Pay...

    All these years of my high school..well i basically acted goofy to cover up the sadness inside of me because i knew no one would except me for being who i am. The price i paid was that i might be a good freind to have around when socializing..but never someone to talk to. vice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 20, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    How can u be surrounded by people

    yet still feel so sad....
    mydarkangel mydarkangel 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am the one that cracks jokes at funerals.

    I don't know laughing make me feel better. Making people laugh feels the best. I've pretended to fall down the stairs for a laugh. It just makes it all feel better.
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 18-21, F Apr 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    In Fact...

    Not only am I good at it... I am paid to do it.
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 28, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm never the one to show sadness to anyone

    because I feel like it would be a burden to others. So I always make jokes and laugh to cover up when I'm feeling sad. I find it easier to cover sadness with a smile....I always fool them. Though, I wish that there would be at least one person who could see the pain I'm hiding.
    Catina25 Catina25 18-21, F Nov 30, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'd rather be the happy girl .

    It feels better .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Apr 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response May 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Your Goofy Sadness You Don't See Lights Our World!

    Oh my dear sweet girl. This is you. You don't see it you don't know but we all do. That is why we join you in your goofiness. The more we join in the more real it becomes. The longer and harder you laugh the easier it becomes. Remember the zoo? Remember our fort? Remember our...
    badglitz badglitz 26-30 2 Responses Oct 26, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I'm fine how many times do those two words cover up something far more sinister. They cover up sadness, madness, hate maybe for yourself or others. I'm fine is the death to love...
    Brooklynnkelly Brooklynnkelly 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel so disconnected to the world, my family and friends. I'm only truly happy when I'm playing video games or dreaming. I'm actually disappointed when I wake up in the morning...
    SpiderLilyPig SpiderLilyPig 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's okay in the day, I'm staying busyTied up enough so I don't have to wonder where is heGot so sick of crying, so just latelyWhen I catch myself I do a 180I stay up, clean the...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Acting comes too naturally to me. it's so easy for me to improvise and make up stories. This has led to some trust issues with my family because I have lied in the past about some...
    ACuriousAnomaly ACuriousAnomaly 16-17, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been dealing with a very toxic person for a long time. She did something that gave me PTSD while we were roommates and emotionally abused me for the whole year. I feel like I...
    lcr3 lcr3 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    That is my ideal atleast, and i dont think I generally do so, atleast not all the time. But maybe i will judge you once i get to know some more?, that is perhaps not so nice either...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I no longer know how to act the way I truly feel.
    ohgodijustneedausername ohgodijustneedausername 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There are times where you get so emotional And nothing anyone says can make you change Anything anyone does is a distraction From an unknown more important thing We all need to...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Incorporate by using the actual various sovereigns a person FUT Coins participate in (everyone of to whom features diverse devices as well as starting celebrations) as well as the...
    b253561005 b253561005 22-25, M 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I heard many things about Quran(Muslim's holy book)but now I decide to read it,because I hate from judge a book with it's cover,is there any one who like me want to read Quran?
    manamm manamm 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Caught a very good size catfish tonight. I had just lost my pole to a big strong one who actually yanked it into the water. Actress from Glee of all things helped try and fish it...
    bpdlovesocioh8 bpdlovesocioh8 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It comes with 5 new Cabal 2 Alz cars, while anybody gets a chargeless car. Get all the abstracts here.World of Warcraft is a badly popular, enduring, agitative game. But if there's...
    fifafifa fifafifa 22-25, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Still Use A Waterproof Mattress Cover do you....................
    hope1091 hope1091 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My life taught me or made me make adult decisions or actions when I was really young. My parents divorce made me take responsibility of my life and my brother a lot. It made me so...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I subscribe to a daily newsletter regarding US acting schools/courses and auditions. My daughter is interested in this career path. Today's newsletter holds this role: "Toby...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really like to act. I don't do it often, but I mean, I was in the classroom plays. I'm not enrolled in anything. I try out for the plays in middle school and during the Summer...
    Fairygirltwin Fairygirltwin 13-15, F Jul 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I do. . And wish others would stop passing the buck and accept responsibility for their own actions..and work. This SMART workplace management program, designed to reduce stress...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It does make a weird kind of sense that in sadness it helps recognize and appreciate the happiness just that much more. Still... I would give up all kinds of happiness to never...
    AltRealityFanboy AltRealityFanboy 41-45, M Jul 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sadness is necessary I order to feel true happiness and appreciation. There have been several points in my life when I was depressed for months at a time. There's always this...
    Jthecat Jthecat 16-17, F Jul 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I could easily fill hundreds of empty pages with memories of you, Chapters with words of wisdom you so patiently tried to guide and teach me with. Pages off laughter filled with...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 25

    Your Response

    Cancel