I Wear A Mask Of Pretend Happiness To The World

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    Well from today I start my work

    and regular life after holiday . And I have to put on fake mask of being happy and smiling and pretend to like everyone . I don't know always why after holiday I feel same
    Johnnystha Johnnystha
    26-30, M
    Jan 17, 2014

    Sometimes you have to be the happy one to

    brighten up someone else's sad day .
    ZingySpirit ZingySpirit
    22-25, M
    Nov 8, 2015

    Part of me is just sick of being "on".

    Fake smiles, fake enthusiasm, fake perkiness, and a bunch of other fake stuff. Being studious. I'm unhappy. Sometimes I just wanna relax as myself, but who would like her? She's much too dark and brooding. I have a dark side just very few people get to see it.
    lovelymaskedbeauty lovelymaskedbeauty
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    I wear a mask in public

    that shows I'm happy, loud and annoying. But the truth is I only do it so I fit in, but now that mask is failing me and I am trying to tell people it's not the real me by they don't understand. That the real me is quiet and alone, and just wants to be with the one person that...
    ColouredHeart ColouredHeart
    13-15, M
    Oct 21, 2015

    I'm so sick of acting.

    I want to talk to someone I can be myself around, and tell them everything.
    RhinestoneEyes63 RhinestoneEyes63
    18-21, F
    Jul 31, 2014

    I'm Struggling To Keep It On

    on the inside i'm slowly dying, my heart is breaking and i'm on the verge of tears. on the outside i'm always quick to share a smile, quick to make someone else smile, i feel like i'm wearing a mask, that i have been for quite a few years. it started to slip though, i think...
    HiddenFallenAngel HiddenFallenAngel
    18-21, F
    Mar 2, 2012

    This has been going on

    for around 6 years Whenever I arrive at College, I assume this character, almost an alter ego of myself.This person I have created is not me, he is jovial and always has a witty remark or joke up his sleeve in order to make my friends laugh. When it first started out I was...
    Fluenzi Fluenzi
    22-25, M
    Jan 6, 2015

    A Family Tradition;

    In my family, we tend to stay close with traditions from Sicily, and in Sicily, each family usually has their own "unique" tradition. In mine, it is that at random times we get together for dinner.. 50+ people, and give the date of our 5 deepest regrets, but not any information...
    sonoflopez sonoflopez
    13-15, M
    1 Response Sep 22, 2012

    Everyone Wears A Mask Of Happiness I Reckon

    at some stage someone - everyone - is going to wear a 'mask' of happiness to mask the bad things that are happening in their lives. i mean, no one can be happy 24/7 (except maybe little kids who are oblivious to the world). i've had numerous times where i've had to wear this...
    uncertaingirl uncertaingirl
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2012

    My World...! :)

    Trying to appear ‘normal’. In some sort of way.It seems that the struggleIs always here with me!! Always on a roller coaster.....I’m nothing if I’m not up or downI’m nothing if just ‘me.’ And that I can’t do anything right.This is how I’ve felt my whole dang...
    cutepri cutepri
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2012

    The iSmile

    One day, I just couldn't take it. I was tired of pretending everything was ok, and I decided to show my friends how I really feel. I turned to them for support, and thought they would be able to comfort me (with my depression), but I got a different response. They basically made...
    AimlessWanderings AimlessWanderings
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2013

    A Mask

    Underneath this mask, That the rest of the world sees, Lies a broken soul, That only few know. Beneath this mask, Is nothing but loss, Nothing but depression, Nothing but hopelessness. And to the rest of the world, This mask in confidence, This mask is pride, This mask is...
    sonoflopez sonoflopez
    13-15, M
    Aug 21, 2012

    Why?

    Because I feel like if I show my real emotions on my sleeve, there is a possibility that some people will abuse you because they find you an "easy" target. I only show my genuine emotions to people I feel like I can trust, and heck I usually have a good instinct on who I can...
    UniversalSelf19 UniversalSelf19
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Nov 7, 2011

    To This Day

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY This video... I can connect so much to it. I was called fat, ugly, stupid, worthless, most the time all at the same time. Till now I forgot about it. I forgot about what there words brought to me. Because I'm used to living it. Because...
    kkfm kkfm
    22-25, M
    Jun 15, 2013

    Masks

     When i go online... and see everyone. They sounds so happy. I listen and I laugh. But... I look around. Deeply look around. I see masks. on some, not all. But masks. asking if anyone there. If anyone can see there pain. If anyone can care. If they notice they skipped dinner...
    kkfm kkfm
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 14, 2013

    I Wear A Mask For The World.....

    You will not understand this message nor do I intend to explain it. Its thoughts only from one on the brink of the away world. Lost in the space between the sun, I yearn for the release of forgetfulness only to find the pages of dismay printed on my face. You will never...
    MeltedFlowers MeltedFlowers
    31-35, F
    May 19, 2012

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    Because I believe that if I keep on pretending long enough, I might forget the fact that I'm even pretending and just be okay someday :)
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