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I Act Goofy to Cover Up Sadness

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    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

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    hence most of my behavior here.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    not so much as goofy.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response May 12

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    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

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    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

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    I'd rather be the happy girl .

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    How can u be surrounded by people

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

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    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

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    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

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    sometimes the cover version is better than the original. I can think of several examples , but if you see this question, i would be interested in your favorite cover versions.
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    I've noticed that when someone dies, everyone seems to act like a victim, from strangers to enemies. They act like they were the best of friends with the deceased when they didn't...
    astateofdisarray astateofdisarray 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Moving slowly as to not wake her sleeping father, the figure slips out from the soft covers and leaps to her feet. She twirls once, then again for good measure, and quickly...
    TheCuttlefish TheCuttlefish 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    So for whatever reason I was thinking about how people love to blame others for their actions, and then I thought of Columbine and how everyone blamed Marilyn Manson and not the...
    YoungOne1901 YoungOne1901 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've lived a heaven on earth, and I've lived a hell on earth ..but there is no heaven on earth, and there is no hell on earth. There's only the reality I live every day, the...
    MissNexp MissNexp 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I sometimes fake smile to hide my sadness I feel like the sadness will not end due to a loss of the love of my life due to my own mental issues/demons I wish I could smile & mean...
    mechanicman96 mechanicman96 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Since the day you've been gone i do fake a smile to hide my sadness... i don't want the people around me specially my loves ones to know that am still not doing fine since you've...
    realhappiness realhappiness 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    fifafifa fifafifa 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I need to take control of my life again. I need to take action. It's who I am, what I know. I know what I want, and I'll focus on one area for now. Maybe the others will fall into...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    "When wisdom has been profitless to me, philosophy barren, and the proverbs and phrases of those who have sought to give me consolation as dust and ashes in my mouth, the memory of...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    what do I get by showing everyone sadness. for most people it's be a reason to joke on. so just fake a smile say it's fine. again it takes courage to do that I guess. you're...
    ru661 ru661 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I bought my house as an estate in 2005, & have experienced tons of odd & unexplainable activity right from the beginning. I've found pictures, trinkets, & even a bottle of holy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 24

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    Yes, that's it, to judge the character of a person I don't use looks but what a person believe, the way that person behaves and the responsability they have for their own actions...
    oneiric13 oneiric13 26-30, M Jun 23

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    I'm the funny guy in the group, im the one everyone calls if they are feeling down because I'm always there to lighten the mood and pick people up. But I'm so unhappy, no-one...
    Jaybo93 Jaybo93 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Indeed. Many acts of kindness by way of words and one act of blocking the same person who showered you with lot of care. Actions definitely speak and slap way louder than just...
    deceptiveoutofcloset deceptiveoutofcloset 26-30, F Jun 22

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    I have been told that I sound like an anime character and have a good voice for voice acting, even without changing my voice. I can imitate Pikachu and other characters, make...
    KitsuneNinja KitsuneNinja 16-17, F Jun 21

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