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I Smile Even Though I Am Sad

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    Saying Goodbye

    I'm moving across the unites states and up until this point I've been taking everything well. I mean I'm still shocked that I'm actually moving but I wasn't sad or scared about anything. I had to say goodbye to my grandma today and I didn't really mind. It was kind of sad but I...
    irishchild777 irishchild777 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    I smile, but it's a lie.

    I don't tell anyone that something is wrong, or makes me upset, or simply, that I am upset. I feel as if I am bothering them. I know this is wrong, and I end up building up all my pain till I pop, but I don't know what to do about it.
    CaptainPasta CaptainPasta 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    It seems, that as time goes by,

    I sit here alone. My choice. No not really. I sit here alone, because I feel as though, I am walking misery. I feel as though the people I go around, will not be happy, will not smile. I just think that, I should be quiet, that I should not say a word, only when polite or when...
    Thefemalejoker Thefemalejoker 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    If u r depressed doesn't mean u can't smile

    because there is no one who doesn't laugh it's just a scientific thing even if u r faking it ur mind send happiness signals so u can feel happy but u just don't realise it . U can't say no it's ur mind who is controlling u sometimes .
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 1 Response May 24

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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

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    Being in love with someone you thought would be

    their forever, never leaving your side...even planned your future with them, but they break your heart leaving you on the hard floor, they even saw you cry your heart out, next you find out they have a girl knowing they've been talking to that girl from the get go, while you...
    Richesss Richesss 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    It's my birthday but life isn't great I'm one

    of those ppl who puts a brave face on and pretends everything is fine ....am I the only one that does this?
    Kelly2Kelly Kelly2Kelly 46-50, F 8 Responses Jun 10

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    I'm not your average follower,

    I'm happy to be myself and stay myself no matter how horrible I look to other people... Even though I'm happy with the way I dress and how my personality is I can't get past being insecure about myself and what others think of me, I wish I had the guts to talk to more people...
    sch4denfr3ude sch4denfr3ude 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Braced Myself 4 ze g0od -bye Coz zat's all i've

    ever kn0wn then yEw t0ok mi by surprise yi0uu said i'll nEver le@ve uu al0ne!!!!!! :(
    Ashbhav Ashbhav 16-17, F May 24

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    Fake smiles hides a lot thing people can't see

    or feel it am glad I have the most beautiful smile ever <3
    qiyaamo123 qiyaamo123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    nottobevelealed nottobevelealed 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Badboywq Badboywq 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Depression is just giving up on life.

    It's just the fact that once we feel detached and unwanted from the society and find our true selves. We will feel much better
    PowerThoughts PowerThoughts 16-17, M May 24

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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

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    I think that nobody really knows how sad you are

    until you tell them, ive never been one to share my feelings, ive either handled them myself or broke down crying, sometimes i think you have to just smile and say "im fine"
    jade0417 jade0417 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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    It's a new day, a blessed day

    as some are not so lucky to live today
    runawayx runawayx 18-21, F Jun 5

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    And she smiled through her pain,

    to hold back a million tears.
    MielBrionne MielBrionne 13-15, F Jun 27

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    Always So Lonely....

    Ever since my boyfriend of 13 months left me, I've always been crushed on the inside. I hide behind my sense of humor while i'm around my friends, But no matter how many people i'm with, I'm constantly lonely. Incredibly lonely. There's just a huge hole inside me now that only he...
    EmRose14 EmRose14 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2011

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    Nena0519 Nena0519 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I used to always be so happy

    and make all my friends and family laugh. I still do every now and then, I usually act like I'm okay and happy, just to make others happy. I love making people happy especially when I see them sad, I always try my best.. With me tho, it's different so many things have happened...
    txblank91 txblank91 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Will I ever find someone

    that will accept me, flaws and all? Will i ever find someone that needs me just as much as i need them? I'm lonely and my heart is full of love to give but will I ever find the right one to pour it all into? I don't know...
    SincerelyJasmineXO SincerelyJasmineXO 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I remember when I was a little boy,

    I used to hang around the house, our house, and sometimes my grandparent's, and find something to amuse myself with. Cassette decks with all their different mysterious knobs were my favourite to play around with. Those were some sweet years of my life; I didn't know what it...
    CapitalH CapitalH 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Hi:))). I get told everyday

    that I'm too nice and overly happy. I'm not sure why but I LOVE getting told this and make sure I thank the person that tells me with a friendly hug because in a way I just feel that, it's AWESOME to be nice to others and happy all the time! Though I do go through times when...
    musicgirl102 musicgirl102 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm brave, but nobody sees it

    because they don't know what it's like to be depressed and have so much self-doubt.
    Kurokagi Kurokagi 18-21 2 Responses Jun 12

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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 16-17, M Dec 26, 2013

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    I was in love with this girl

    and her and I could talk to each other for ever. Every single day from sun up to sun down we talked and text and stuff. We sent each other silly snapchats and she was my everything. I can not explain how much I love this girl (if I try it would sound so dumb lol). She was so...
    Tanleeygirl Tanleeygirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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    kortskat kortskat 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Everyone goes through their own experiences .

    .. Some prefer to talk to many , some prefer not to talk. Life is hard, but giving up is not an option.
    breakingthebox breakingthebox 18-21, F Jun 17

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    Sometimes I'm scared to tell what do I feel to

    him because I know he still love he's ex girlfriend but I need to show always to him that I am not affected everytime he telling me that he love that woman even though it kills my feeling deeply.
    bleszyboopboop bleszyboopboop 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 5

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    Tomorrow is the 4th of July

    and I'm going to be alone...by choice. I will be out with friends at the beach looking like I'm having a great time. ..but I just will be wishing I had someone special to share the experience with. Deep breath. Ready set go.
    awonderfulthought awonderfulthought 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    U wanna know what I hate.

    ....when u got a long *** story on why ur said and the person says, "what's wrong?" I usually say it's a long story.......aka I'm sad ***** and too lazy to retell it all. I'm not telling u my 1 hour story. Anyways I don't think it's only me that's like that. When u let out a...
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    surevixen surevixen 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    Something About Me

    I'm not that average person. I watch how people interact. I learn what makes them smile and what makes them hurt. I read their eyes and I listen to the tones of their voices when I speak. But as for me. I smile all the time. It hard so hard that when I get home I go to my room...
    beatrice69 beatrice69 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    It takes a lot longer

    for the love to leave.. long after the hate arrives. It hurts the most when they overlap. You utterly disappointed me.
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ May 1

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    Smiling through the pain.

    . Laughing like nothing happens. Lets fight the sadness👊
    Lovesweetlove Lovesweetlove 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I realized that on the Internet it is

    so easy to put that little smiley face emoticon and make people think you are the happiest person alive. When in reality you could be crying. I personally know how easy it is. People are not going to read between the lines. If somebody said: how is your day? And you...
    musicallife998 musicallife998 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    Forever And Always

    I deal with a lot of stress, depression, and anxiety in my life. I'll probably be like this for the rest of my life. However, I refuse to be weak and make it obvious that my life is ****. And what better way than to cover it up than with a smile? I'm going to be honest, I love my...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 3 Responses May 3, 2013

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    Someone on here just tried to break my heart on

    being a therian but even though it didn't hurt it felt like they are bringing me down when I came here for help and friends and people who understand not what they just pulled
    WolfGirl271 WolfGirl271 13-15, F Jun 27

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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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.
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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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 13-15, F Apr 27, 2013

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    smiling is easier than explaining to people

    why im sad. I realized that sometimes people dont really care whether your sad or not they just want to know what happened and then that's it
    oliviaferina oliviaferina 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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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 6 Responses May 28

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    Smile

    I have to because I work with little children and they need to see a happy face. But it is not long before they make me feel happier anyway, just because they are so lovely - then my fake smile becomes real.
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    2:06 A.M. I can't sleep.

    I suppose it's because I'm thinking again. Thinking about how we used to lie down next to each other. In your bed at your house. Amazing..wasn't it? I miss everything about you. Your smile, your perfect kisses, your Auburn hair, even though it's naturally brown. Either...
    youlostheridiot youlostheridiot 22-25, M Feb 24

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    im on vacation. I should be happy right?

    ? why am I not... this is annoying
    daniellerenee daniellerenee 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    PowerThoughts PowerThoughts 16-17, M 1 Response May 25

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    Its the funniest thing,

    people always ask ne how I am always so strong, oober friendly, seemingly content and happy and always smiling.... Meantime I am the most broken pain carrying camel I know.
    Awakening29 Awakening29 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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