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I Act Goofy to Cover Up Sadness

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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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    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response May 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'd rather be the happy girl .

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

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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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    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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    When I get upset, I want to be happy on the

    outside. so others don't. worry about me. It's. a bad habit, almost like practicing. dishonesty, but can you blame me? I love people. and my mysterious inpetto life is too much so i keep it minimal.
    FinalSoldier FinalSoldier 13-15, M 4 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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 16-17, 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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    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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    not so much as goofy.

    .... more like crazy
    harleymufin harleymufin 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 9

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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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've felt alone basically my entire life. I don't know how to explain it well, it's just that I don't feel like I fit in on life sometimes. I always try to be nice to everyone...
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    I don't know why I feel like this, but for the past 3 days I have felt a lot of sadness and anger within me. I want to cry and when I'm not crying I am just angry at the whole...
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    I fake smile to hide my sadness only around my crush because I done want him to see me sad because its his fault and I don't want to tell him it's his fault.
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    i haven't posted in a long time. i used to post here to howl from the mountaintop, to get all the bad/weird feelings out but now it's many months later and all i feel is sadness...
    WPoS WPoS 46-50, F May 11

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    Yeah.... It's hard ... It's easy to smile but it's hard to hide the sadness behind it .....
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    people won't under how much hurt they cause you if you keep faking smiles to hide your sadness, you just have to let it all out, no matter how hard it seems
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