I Pretend To Be Normal But Am Not

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    Well a lot of normal people would think they're

    unique in every way.. Which is true to a degree.. But I don't think I am haha
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    16-17, M
    Oct 6, 2015

    I'm so used to wearing a "mask"

    that I've lost sight of my true self. Living a lie is as automatic as breathing. It's not something I'm proud of, but I can pretty much lie with a straight face now. The sad thing is that even if I don't, there's really no one who would care even if I told them how I truly feel...
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger
    26-30, M
    Oct 7, 2015

    Yes, considering that I'm mildly autistic

    and I'm expected to repress those traits/symptoms in order to appear more normal.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    22-25
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

    People are gullible. All I have to do is wear

    the mask and they believe that I'm okay, normal. I put it on and they smile and applaud my performance of a normal life. There are moments where I could easily rip off the mask, but once I do there's no putting it back on. The thing is the mask makes everyone happy, it keeps me...
    fadingintoexistance fadingintoexistance
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015
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