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I Laugh to Cover the Pain

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    Pretend

    i laugh , i smile, i wear my happy face, people ask how r u? i smile n say am fine, but inside am dieing, am crieng, i cover the pain. noone really seems to see how much i hate this life n myself, i should of been n actor, am really good at playing pretend.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    At Work And At Home

    i make up jokes or laugh just to force a smile. i don't want anyone except E knowing that i am in that much pain . but sometimes you just have  put on a  fake smile so the customers know all is good .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 13, 2010

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    Heh Heh Heh...ouch.

    lol...(i hate that word now) my friend and i were skate bording. we were in my faveriote skate park. there was a big ramp i had defeated several times. my friend had never been there when i made it, so she dared me. "Pfft, i can do that easily, i do it every wednesday!!" "yeah...
    FalconPawnch2000 FalconPawnch2000 31-35, F Aug 8, 2011

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    Everyday....

    everyday i laugh to hide the pain, weather it be physicall pain, or emotional pain, there is usually some kind of pain there, and i very rarely will show it in real life, I just laugh to hide the fact that I am hurting.
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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    Wer Are My Meds?

    I need a high dosage of laughter.. I need it now.. No weed for me.. though pretty easy to find.. I think I'll go look for my Ace Ventura impersonator buddy. Wer he at?
    21butterfly 21butterfly 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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    Laughter

    When people make jokes about me, i try to laugh it off to show it doesn't bother me. when really in the inside it hurts alot and i am getting mad. I don't want to show people they are hurting me so i need to laugh it off.
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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    BUAHAHA...

    ok, that laugh jst sounds evil..lol.. I look for laughter or try and make others laugh. Both on EP and here. It's way better than medications, it's free, you make new friends along the way, both parties jst end up happy.. even if it's temporary.. so LOL's, LMFAO, and ROFLMAO...
    21butterfly 21butterfly 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2008

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    It depends on the humor though and if I can understand it. I don't like crude humor. I like innocent, truly funny, not at someone else's emotional expense humor. I tend to also...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 8

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    My two older sisters tried to "train" me to laugh in a more acceptable manner when I was around five years old. I just couldn't do it. My laugh has it's origins deep in my belly...
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    Stickwithmebaby Stickwithmebaby 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    it's medicine for the soul right. Had a great laugh with two of my friends on here just last night we talked and laughed for an hour about silly things I really appreciate a good...
    RealSouthernGentleman RealSouthernGentleman 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Some people tell me my laugh sounds fake. Others say I sound like a seal. Either way, people don't actually laugh at what is funny, they laugh because of my laugh tbh
    touchtorelax touchtorelax 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    My laugh sounds like either screaming or straight up evil villian laugh. I was just laughing and it sounded ridiculous, which made me laugh more...
    idontgetthislifething2 idontgetthislifething2 13-15, F Apr 15

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    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Apr 15

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    If someone can make me laugh ALOT then u are like an automatic friend cuz i love people who make me laugh and if not make me laugh just tell a joke that i wont inderstand after 5...
    NoNudesPlz NoNudesPlz 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    So.. I walked outside to find my dog eating decorative rocks... I don't know if I should be mad or continue laughing. And no, I do not encourage her to eat them. And no I'm not...
    TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 18-21, M Apr 12

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    Omg... I don't know why I never stop laughing this hard but last year in 8th grade, me and my BESTTT friend SIERRA { I hope you are watching this ;) } ended up being in the same...
    marebare303 marebare303 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    nish23 nish23 18-21, M Apr 18

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    Mental health professionals tell their patients that it is healthy to laugh. No, I am not a mental health patient. I have both a brother and sister who are psychologists in this...
    redheadwearinglingerie redheadwearinglingerie 41-45, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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    vini0211 vini0211 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    People say it sounds fake. Just depends on who I'm with or what I'm laughing at. It can range from a girly giggle, seal laugh to a wheezing smokers laugh.
    ChelleDallas16 ChelleDallas16 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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