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I Smile Even Though I Am Sad

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    I'm never happy anymore

    but I smile either way. I smile because I don't want to make people feel the same way . Also I've learned that if you are or act angry around other people they can take that into there personality and you can also make them hate you. I've also learned to show no emotion or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 10

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    Did you know that the people

    that seems to be very happy are actually the saddest?
    purplehaze78 purplehaze78 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2015

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      So lately I have been feeling out of

    place. Like i do not belong?Anyone else?I fake a smile at school..it weird because before I smile I tell myself "smile like you mean it" and if you know where that lyric is from we may have to be best friends.
    juliebean4 juliebean4 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    Smile. Pretend to be happy.

    It makes everyone else happy.
    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, T 1 Response Dec 28, 2015

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    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    Kimpy101 Kimpy101 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2015

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    I'm smiling... That's a lie Inside I'm crying

    but I bear the false I bear everything they throw So? I smile to please them To please me? Not so much The dream that still dares to live in me Is crawling for mercy The "Me" I've been trying to live is fighting for mercy Breathing. Exhaling. Living. Really Living It's not...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F Jun 28, 2015

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    unknowngirlvasquez unknowngirlvasquez 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    it's so sad to know that those people

    who told you they care about you is now ignoring you as if they never knew you. As if you've never been part of their lives. As if you never exist.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2015

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    Love hurts...it sucks.

    I can sit here and say I don't need it, but that would be a lie. I need Human contact, to be held, someone to tell me everything will be ok. Im not perfect....but who is. I love unconditionally, why is finding the same kind of love so hard....
    addict408 addict408 26-30, F Oct 15, 2015

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    Real men neither cheat

    nor abuse women
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    I smile through the pain

    while im at school but behind closed doors people dont even know the half
    depressedsinceforever depressedsinceforever 16-17, F Oct 23, 2015

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    Hello, my name is Laurentiu

    and I'll be 18 next mounth on the 16 of july. My father abandoned me and my mom since my birth, so I grew up without the leading of a father. Since I was very little I observed that people used to avoid me in a way or another. I used to play alone and watch to them how they...
    b16laurentiu b16laurentiu 18-21, M Jun 27, 2015

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    I always put on a smile

    and act happy infront of everyone when deep down Im really kinda sad. I just dont want my friends to worry
    Katiedollx Katiedollx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2015

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    Adventure for Two I felt the need to get a

    tattoo to remind me of how real things were between us even if it was one sided. You had me from the very first meet I can honestly say I feel in love with you then. I miss having something to look forward to. I miss having conversation you don't want to end and moment you...
    sweetsandlove sweetsandlove 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Sometime you THINK you could do it.

    Smile, just smile. That's because it haven't reach the explode bottom. But when it does, all the pressure all the emotion, all the words you heard, all the things you seen, EVERYTHING, you had suppress it once. It all comes back like it just happened a moment ago. It's tsunami...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 21, 2015

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    Journal Entry: March 12, 2013

    My heart got shattered into pieces all over again. But this time it was sharper. It hurt more. It's excruciating. I fell again for someone beautiful. Some one i thought was like me. Some one who i thought understood me. But today, in the mist of all my pain, there was  a light...
    SkinnyJeansAndSnakeBites SkinnyJeansAndSnakeBites 16-17, F Apr 27, 2013

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    Have you ever had a strong sense of foreboding

    only to find out that a good friend has cancer? Happened to me a couple weeks ago.. Now my friend has to see a surgeon, have tests, biopsies..surgery.. Please send huge wishes for a full recovery for him..
    VanTraveller VanTraveller 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2015

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    This is stupid and I don't know

    why it's bothering me so much. I have an ex, I'm going to call him C2 because it makes sense. He's always been like a best friend since we broke up 4 years ago. I've helped him in his relationships, he's helped me in mine, he's more helped me. He's always been there, even down...
    leftbehind2011 leftbehind2011 18-21, F Oct 3, 2015

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    She pulls the brush through her long dark hair.

    ...preparing her self for work...lets a big sigh out and says to her self "Do I have to?" she dreaded the out side world, but she knew she could not hide from it, she had to be in it to survive.....She touches up her face...sharpens those dark eyes up a little more...they are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    Everyone, I love you!

    do not think you are alone!! I will be by your side and hold your hand as we all fight together <3333333
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 22-25, F Aug 12, 2014

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    gaxle gaxle 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Though i am sad I smile

    because I don't want others to be sad seeing my horrible situation some times.
    abhishek25 abhishek25 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    I just am not the type of person

    who shows my sadness. Because when I do, I feel like I am seek attention and is begging for sympathy.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    Hello everyone:) I'm happy

    and looking forward to meet new friends from this site. could you help me to feel better because sometimes i felt alone.
    kittytehy kittytehy 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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    To this day I still put on a fake smile on my

    face every single day. Honestly I'm so good at that people can't even tell when I'm happy or sad. Its almost like what one of my friends told me.... The most damaged people are the wisest people The loneliest people are the kindest people The saddest people smile the brights! I...
    Zimry96 Zimry96 18-21, M Dec 26, 2013

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    Sometimes I forget what made me sad to begin

    with. Its like if you keep pretending you are fine, then soon you will believe it. I never see the point in dwelling on the bad moments in life, instead I work hard to get ahead to give myself a better life.
    CryoticLove CryoticLove 18-21, F Apr 9, 2015

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    claninzx claninzx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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    Sometimes all you can do is look in the mirror

    and remind yourself to keep going.. Just another night I get to cry myself to sleep.
    LoveCures09 LoveCures09 22-25, F Sep 14, 2014

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    Even when I'm sad I smile.

    I like to think things will get better.
    Frannyj Frannyj 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2014

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    richie161 richie161 13-15, M Dec 30, 2015

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    i feel depressed all the time.

    people expect me to be good at everything just because i get good grades and going to Harvard Uni next year but people never ask how i really feel.
    08RoseBlack 08RoseBlack 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 29, 2015

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    "If I were to die how would it be done?

    Would I spend my days in silence, Or splendor's living son? Wear a nice Hawaiian shirt, party down the block, Dance beneath the moonlight with a girl whose gaze I'd lock? Or drink myself to heaven, spend time in a spell, Take revenge on all who made my life a living hell...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F Jul 16, 2015

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    Well at least I try to.

    .. Sometimes I fail to do it,but that's rare,unless my day has been super bad or I am having a PMS! ;) Other than that it always works. These days I keep thinking how would I have performed if I was a professional actress!! And the answer that flashes in my mind is "I would...
    lonelysoulPam lonelysoulPam 41-45, F 5 Responses May 28, 2014

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    I read somewhere that the answer is smiling.

    Smile when you're sad. Smile when you're alone. Smile when you're mad. Smile even if you don't want to. Try it. It makes everything a little bit better. Not a lot, but even little things count. Or maybe you'll just feel a little bit better because you kinda look stupid. Laugh it...
    Ishdee Ishdee 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2014

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    I think it is a bit weird,

    how I'm laughing 24*7 but the truth is, I feel unexplainably sad most of the time. The loneliness and pent up emotions hurt me now. I want to socialise but don't want to socialise.
    ExperiencesAndNotMistakes ExperiencesAndNotMistakes 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2015

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    I try an get on with things

    as normal. But I miss those Who I love the most. Miss my dead wife, miss my dead mum. Sometime think I'm tired of this. I wanna b with people I love, I'd never kills myself but I feel life is soooooooo long sometimes. Daily grind of getting up. Trying to get some money together...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 2 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    Mostly. Things are getting worse on my end

    as far as family goes. My mother is most definitely talking to other men and referring to my dad (her husband) as her "ex" in text messages. Really breaks my heart. I was always so used to being close to my family, now every time we talk it's like we get into huge arguments, and...
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2015

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    Hey WORLD! I am sad. So much worries

    and troubles. I cannot bear all this. I want to leave this cruel world. REST IN PEACE!
    TheMomentITouchedYou TheMomentITouchedYou 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 22, 2015

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    I met this guy online in April.

    He's my best friend now. He was as wrecked as could be. We dated and only broke up last month. T'was me who broke up. He's okay now. Tables are turning. I did so much to make his world better. Now things are looking better for him and things are getting worse for me. He pointed...
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2015

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    Smiling takes all the sadness away,

    I don't have room in my heart for nasty rude ignorant people who are unhappy with themselves ...
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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    like my mom says "smile

    even if your breaking apart inside and hold your head up high never let them see that your sad." im breaking im sad im lonely im tired im done with life but no one cares
    ilovetturtles ilovetturtles 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been doing this

    for as long as I can remember. I find it hard to cry infront of people or talk about my feelings. I fear being judged,ridiculed or misunderstood. The feelings I have are so complicated for anyone to understand. I loathe pity from people. There is difference between feeling...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 2 Responses May 4, 2014

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    I just found out my grandpa almost passed away

    this past week. He's doing better then he was. I have been with him today for most of my day. He's lost so much weight it makes me wanna cry. But I'll be here to see him every day. Spend as much time as I can. While we have time.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    Cause I don't want to let the people know

    that I'm weak. I'm so fragile inside but luckily I can fake well with my smile and my humors.
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