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I Smile Even Though I Am Sad

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    You can only take so much.

    And when you lose it, that's when everyone realizes. They realize when it's too late. They judge you for what only they realize without knowing the full story. And it hurts. Everyone has a breaking point, but not everyone has seen it. They can be scared to show it. When...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Jan 16

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    Keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing

    and there's so much to smile about.”
    Gilbert84 Gilbert84 26-30, M Nov 25, 2014

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    No one cares if u really are a sad ***

    or not everyone wants a smiley besides people generally have fun if u are sad so why give them the pleasure to see u sad..deal with u r own sadness give a frontage of being happy allways times change situations very fast as they say the only thing permanent is""change"'
    romell romell 41-45, M Jan 6

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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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    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 2 Responses May 3, 2013

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

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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, 2014

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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 .
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 1 Response May 24, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    My dream is to prove everyone wrong.

    My goal is for everyone's eyes to be wide open with their expressions on their faces full of surprise and their mouths wide open. I'll impress them all. My wish is for everything to be different. I'll have more respect, people wouldn't think less of me, I'll be proud of...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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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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    Even when I'm sad I smile.

    I like to think things will get better.
    Frannyj Frannyj 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2014

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    Some friendships come

    and go and it's painful to see and feel them slip away. Like most things in life this may not happen overnight but slowly and so subtle that we may not even notice. I wish there was something that would make it possible to hold on, to not let that happen. Perhaps it's a change...
    Soleil05 Soleil05 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Because by that I can make others happy

    and I think that's most important
    JanetHime JanetHime 16-17, F Dec 12, 2014

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    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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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 can't tell things to

    even my closest friends. I put on a false facade of someone who I'm really not; a happy, naive person who loves life. I have unconsciously lied to everyone. I am bullied at school and try my best to not let my friends know about it and do everything I possibly can to avoid my...
    penaddict penaddict 18-21, F Dec 22, 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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I'm always thinking

    that everything happens for a reason that God has a plan for me but I can't deny the fact that I'm hurting inside.
    panda05 panda05 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2014

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    I am a genuinely happy person

    until I'm alone. I can smile and laugh at funny things and I can have a good time. But when I'm alone with my thoughts I sink into my sad place and I don't like what I see in the mirror. I am not depressed, I honestly don't know what I am. But I am positive and negative at the...
    Celeste098 Celeste098 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    I am sad. But this isn't new.

    Everyday I go to school, walk around aimlessly until maybe I find someone that will talk to me. I go to class, talk to no one. Eat lunch alone, because no one wants to spend an hour with me. The feeling of knowing that you aren't even with your peers sucks. It sucks even more...
    123IMissYou321 123IMissYou321 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    rean23 rean23 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I always smile, even

    when I'm sad..even more when I'm sad maybe. A smile makes good people happy, a scowl makes good people sad. If life sucks, if I'm hurting, then I've got more reason than ever to try to make the world around me a better place. Something as simple as a smile begets joy, and once...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    Will I going to say some thing!

    !! If you don't want to tax back,,don't say hello from the star!!!
    rean23 rean23 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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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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    Even if we could be together I still wouldn't

    be happy Why doesn't anything make happy?
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Jan 5

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    I have never been the type to show how I'm

    really feeling. I'm the type who would rather put on a brave face and cover up the pain. Being sad and alone is better for me than being sad and with someone to pity me. But there are times where I wish I could just scream the truth and let everything out, but I just can't. And...
    CountYourFuckingBlessings CountYourFuckingBlessings 13-15, F Dec 29, 2014

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    satinderpal satinderpal 22-25, M Oct 2, 2014

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    I am filled with such sadness at times

    that it is hard for me to breath. There is this lump in my throat. I feel like I could cry for hours about so many things, but then I think of my daughter and how much that would scare and sadden her, so I ignore that urge, but the lump doesn't go away. it's an ever present ache...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2014

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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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    Im talking to a guy on okc.

    We have went out for 6 times, 4 times with lots of intimacy and make out and twice for movie dates and meals. The thing is he has nvr asked for my name or number and we only talked on it. I hinted to him before that im tired to talk on the site but he seemed to ignore it. I know...
    kae93 kae93 18-21, F Jan 8

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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, 2014

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    When ever it's quiet,

    whenever there is time to think, I realize how horrible the biggest parts of my life are. I listen to music so that I never have to be here, just a vacant body. No one would know, I'm so peppy, because I figure if I act it, and others believe it, I might believe it too. But I...
    Scarlett1floweaf Scarlett1floweaf 13-15, F Oct 22, 2014

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    I smile too, through pain,

    hard times and happy times. It's just easier to smile than frown I suppose. My smiles has covered many a hard time I have been through and when I have stood again on solid ground people have said how did you cope ? Anyway I express my moments of weakness behind closed doors...
    namgal namgal 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    I now feel like ****!

    Fu€k you (unts for making everything worst! :L
    XXburnttoastXX XXburnttoastXX 13-15, F Nov 18, 2014

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    I smile everyday. I think of myself

    as the wannabe happy girl. Although, deep inside me I am weak, sad, depressed, scared, small, thin, stupid,etc. No one cares. No one knows me. I don't tell anyone about me for I am scared. They'll never know...
    TheLoner1234 TheLoner1234 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    Was rather flustered yesterday night

    for some reason but being convinced i know i'm waking up to a complete brand new beginning, revived, refreshed, reorganized day from this day onwards, I promise myself. Don't get too upset when people are too busy for you, you'll never feel lonely when you know you're loved if...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F Oct 4, 2014

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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.
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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 3 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    Ah you know , smile on the outside ,

    don't need anyone knowing and constantly asking what's wrong with me.....but inside I'm crying . There are sooooo many things in my life that make me sad , but I have responsibilities , I have a child.....life must go on . Late at night when no one sees me.....I cry , I cry...
    Sombraa Sombraa 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F Jan 8

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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 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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    Yesterday I walked home

    and I had no energy. I just wanted to fall down and cry. I did cry a bit.. I was seriously thinking about committing suicide.
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    Anyone watching east enders?

    Poor Linda just got raped, I hope Dean will disappear very soon, he is mentally sick man.
    cleanyoursoul cleanyoursoul 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 6, 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.
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2014

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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, 2014

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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...