I Sometimes Use Humor To Mask My Sadness

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    Nothing is as healthy as a good laugh.Never a laugh is as healthy as whenour cheeks get wet from tears.What does it mean?What makes sadness resemble joy that much?Why do cheers rime to tears?Is it because there is nothing really funnywithout betraying something tragic?Is there a...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2011

    Any person on the street would always see me

    as a positive person, but someone who really knew me, knew my secrets, and how I really felt everyday.
    justinbartolome justinbartolome
    18-21, M
    Jan 19, 2015

    I like making everyone else laugh,

    I just wish I knew where I went..
    LoStOnArOcK2 LoStOnArOcK2
    36-40, M
    Jan 25, 2015
    fauxlady fauxlady
    26-30, F
    Jan 19, 2015

    I Know When I'm Doing It...

    because I keep bringing up the incident, even in jokes.  I did that to my one friend and he was like "I am never going to live that down, am I?"   I paused for a second and was like "Well, the truth is, you hurt me." I wish I cold just act hurt...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes
    26-30, F
    Jan 16, 2010

    I Am Ashamed Of My Mental Health Issues

    I have been on this site for quite a while now, and I am realizing that I had began to cover up what has really been going on with me lately. I have always been good at putting on a happy face, making others smile, and using humor to make people think my life is great! But I am...
    prettywomanNautumn prettywomanNautumn
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2011

    i know this feelings.

    . i sometimes laugh even if i feel sad. but lately my counselar said to me, it's okay being you. even if there are many survivors like yo in this earth,that does not mean you can not feel sad or being weak. You've been through really horrible situation..and survived somehow with...
    juryandrews juryandrews
    31-35, F
    Jan 18, 2015

    All The Time.....

    I always have a smile on my face or am laughing about something. This is even when I am in deep emotional pain. At work I push all the bad stuff away and put on a mask. As soon as I come out of work, I feel empty and almost have a kind of desperate feeling as I realise how alone...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 22, 2011


    I joke around a lot and sometimes try to make people laugh so they don't notice that there's something worry with me.. Luckliy.. well apparently I have a good sense of humour. I just don't want to bring everyone elses mood down with me.. I'd rather everyone was happy. Maybe...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2010
    deleted deleted
    Jun 22, 2015

    Just Wanted Means Ng

    All I wanted wanting was. Dreams. Interpreted. An I got this
    Marymaureen Marymaureen
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2012

    I Try Not To

    This is me, the funny one. The one joking with my friends to lighten up the mood and at the same time holding back the tears till I am alone. I can be sarcastic at times, but everyone that knows me thinks it's funny. I don't think it's funny - I actually think it's sad that I can...
    wanttobe77 wanttobe77
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2013

    I tend to laugh at so many things,

    in real life and on TV, because inside, I'm so sad. But now it's not working, and laughing feels more fake than ever...
    Kyros09 Kyros09
    18-21, M
    Jun 23, 2014

    Yeah I Do

    even as a kid i did. when i was young i was the class clown, i did the funny stuff and acted like an idiot. no one noticed me if i didn't, i just... i hated it. even though i was to young to realized it i was lonely. sure i had friends but no one who really cared a lot. every...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass
    22-25, M
    Jun 1, 2011

    I was once sad and lonely,

    Having nobody to comfort me, So I wore a mask that always smiled; To hide my feelings behind a lie. Before long, I had many friends; With my mask, I was one of them. But deep inside, I still felt empty, Like I was missing a part of me. Nobody could hear my cries at night For I...
    nivanvc nivanvc
    41-45, M
    Jan 5, 2016

    I was in a photoshop class last year and,

    of course, we were required to create things using the program. Everyone in there thought I was crazy, bubbly, and fun to be around, but my projects were depressing. The teachers assistant actually asked why someone so happy would create pictures so depressing. The truth is...
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena
    18-21, F
    Jan 19, 2015

    the other day my sister asked me

    why I was so quiet. so I told her I was thinking of a joke I heard, but I was really thinking about how people would react if I wasn't here anymore.
    mynameiskris mynameiskris
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2015

    Lately, I do it with sarcasm.

    I know it's just a defense mechanism, but I don't want to complain, when others have it far worse than I ever could imagine. Don't get me wrong, I know that sadness doesn't last forever, that this, too, shall pass. Smile and laugh, because it's easier than crying. Smile and...
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jan 12, 2016
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Jan 19, 2015

    I think I have gotten

    so much into the habit of doing so, I really forget that I am sad, then I get reminded that I'm really sad : ( it is ok to be sad, tho as long as you know how to feel glad sometimes, too
    deleted deleted
    Sep 1, 2015

    I'm the funny guy in the group,

    im the one everyone calls if they are feeling down because I'm always there to lighten the mood and pick people up. But I'm so unhappy, no-one knows how much I'm actually hurting. I'm sure my friends would try and help but I just can't talk to people about it, I leave my...
    MaskedSadness MaskedSadness
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    I carefully use self-deprecating humor

    so people won't have to worry about being polite or feeling judgemental. I use humor to put them at ease so maybe they won't notice how strange I am; if that fails, maybe it will be enough so that they won't mind so much when they do. I keep things light, and don't object to...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 3, 2016
    RedDust RedDust
    41-45, F
    Nov 24, 2012

    When i'm sad or feeling guilty I would always

    act like i'm not so I can hide it by fooling around, but not too much because it could get me more sad or guilty in somethings.
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 4, 2016

    Well, *weird Face*

    Am unsure how to word this. Being sad isnt something i deal well with. I dont view it as a weakness in others. If others are sad im there. Either as support or to make them laugh. But, i guess ive viewed it as a weakness in me. I wasnt raised to feel "sadness". thats not-as my...
    EdieQuinnz EdieQuinnz
    31-35, F
    32 Responses Mar 7, 2011


    Not that I am always sad or depressed when I'm making jokes or saying funny things, but sometimes I feel that I make myself out to be much more content with myself when I'm joking around than I really am. Plus, I was never blessed with great looks or a dazzling personality in my...
    Tuva Tuva
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Oct 27, 2009

    There Is A Lot More To Me

    Yes, I try to have fun. Yes, I crack jokes and often sexualize things for a laugh. There is more to me, and for those who think there isn't, take a closer look. The truth is, I am often sad. I come here to have fun. It is my playground. If you generalize me into the category of...
    deleted deleted
    15 Responses Mar 7, 2011
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