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I Wear A Mask Of Pretend Happiness To The World

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    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 1 Response Jan 6

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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

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    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

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    I'm so sick of acting.

    I want to talk to someone I can be myself around, and tell them everything.
    DiamondNikki12 DiamondNikki12 18-21, F Jul 31, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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 1 Response May 19, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes I just wonder if anyone else is like me. Y'know, if anyone else is broken and pretending not to be. If anyone else acts like they're the best, because they feel as if...
    AleuTheLoneWolf AleuTheLoneWolf 13-15, F Apr 7

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    On the outside, I am all smiles. I seem like a happy-go-lucky person that has time to be friendly towards everyone. It wouldn't be off to assume I have an amazing life for how...
    Shirogane Shirogane 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I know they're not. It's just a façade. Sooo many people pretend to have perfect lives. Why do they settle for pretend? Don't rush into a relationship because you feel you're...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 Apr 6

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    I got really good in hiding my feelings over the past years. People around me say that I am always looking so happy even though I am fighting depression. And when people I like lie...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Everyone knows this person A person with the prettiest smile ever A smile to seem stuck on their face forever A person they think they know inside and out A person that has people...
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I lost a bet to my sister and now i have 1 month to find a pair of girls underwear that most girls now would wear from a girl. If i cant get someone to give me a pair to wear that...
    Manuel000 Manuel000 26-30, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I'm haunted by the past, dissapointed with the present, and afraid of the future. Day in, and day out, I have vivid flashbacks of my youth, of the fun I had, memories I relish...
    Eclipse993 Eclipse993 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Tuesday, April 21, 2015....Today I'm wearing navy blue ribbed Jockey Poco low rise briefs. These fit very well and are quite soft and conform nicely to the male anatomy.
    Undieguy Undieguy 36-40, M 47 mins ago

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    I act like I'm fine but inside I'm ******* dieing i don't want to live like this no more I surround my self with walls put on a mask everyday and don't let anyone see cause if they...
    DarkKnights10 DarkKnights10 16-17, F Mar 26

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    Today was not a good day.. The cracks started to show and the happy mask slipped.. To hell with it.. I'm done with this day..
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Put on the happy mask and let's see how far can I take this in. ._.
    waboa waboa 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've put on my Happy mask for a while now. It's failing me a little bit now. I just don't know what to do anymore...
    Michell31550 Michell31550 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    If we stop trying so hard to be something that we are not just to make others like us. The moument you stop trying so hard to be something that you're not, the moment you take off...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    What a thrill it was to spite my life-long adoration of all things hosiery related, that my Dr. actually advised me to start wearing them to improve circulation. I pretended to...
    nyloncrush nyloncrush 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    Fake smile, fake happiness, fake person. I try to hide the fact that I'm a loser. Now you know.
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 29

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    I want to wear it all the time and see what happens XD
    cagged cagged 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I feel like I gave it my all, I did what I was suppose to do... Lived an honest life went to college got a job worked my butt off. Tried to make friends and big moves in the world...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F Mar 26

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    I once thought myself a misanthrope. I thought I simply hated people. I would scoff when someone would call me a racist or the like. "Why limit your hate so much?" I would ask them...
    KittyBlue3 KittyBlue3 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    Since masks are lies. And lies eat happy away.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I hope you like this poem I made its called A Wall That Surrounds My Heart You know the girl who smiles With the brightest one of all? You may think you know her, But that's not...
    RavenNightwing RavenNightwing 16-17, F Apr 5

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    "Nobody wants your customer to try your fortified beverage, your energy bar, your soy-based drink or any of your nutritional food, once and once only. Now « good for you » no...
    MaskingAgents1 MaskingAgents1 22-25, M Apr 10

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    "Nobody wants your customer to try your fortified beverage, your energy bar, your soy-based drink or any of your nutritional food, once and once only. Now « good for you » no...
    MaskingAgents1 MaskingAgents1 22-25, M Apr 10

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    It is dark and gloomy, with no mercy in and of itself, no compassion, no forgiveness. it is cold and unrelenting, like a dry frigid landscape with no hope in sight. We have to...
    stupendusdude stupendusdude 46-50 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    On my wattpad(wattpad.com/user/majikal_muzik) I have my own theory about this thing called the GWS. It's my world where all my friends and I live in happiness and I have my own...
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T Mar 27

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    Because I have to.. I pretend Im okay because there is no other choice for me right now.. I pretend Im okay because its easier for me to smile and be with the people.. I pretend Im...
    theoabern0741 theoabern0741 26-30 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My kick - BeautyWihin86. I plan on wearing my belly today. Message me if you know how to treat me pregnant.
    WomanOfBeauty WomanOfBeauty 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    This may be long but oh well. I am an 18 year old boy, diagnosed with depression, anxiety and OCD. Over the coming years I evaluated myself and my life, my father and mother...
    xxRaindrop xxRaindrop 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I am the only one who can love Me I'm the only one who can pleasure me right I'm the only one who understand me I'm the only one who wants sexxxxx every other day in my...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    All your sissy's are too much. Girls dont talk about what kind of panties or bra's they are wearing. I think its so funny listening to you all brag about how wonderful it is to...
    jennylee911 jennylee911 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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