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I Wear A Mask Of Pretend Happiness To The World

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 pretended to be a guy online for 10 years... i am a girl in reality. this is hard for me to explain bc I've never told anyone my story ever... i was an obese kid growing up...
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    If you are sad, then you are not living in the physical world. You are living the nightmare in your head. Your sadness does not exist in the physical world.Your world in you head...
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    Happiness isn't that plastic smile you paint on for your Instagram photos. It isn't being the loudest girl in the bar either. You can't find it under strangers' sheets and surely...
    BabyBlondeOne BabyBlondeOne 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Pretend. I pretend to laugh. I pretend to smile. I pretend that I'm okay,When I'm really not. You would think that your own family would realize how miserable you are; but they don...
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    Far from perfect... Sometimes I wonder if that isn't part of the problem. Not sure how to go on surrounded by so much darkness. This world is filled with so much hardship, so much...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I smile, laugh or express happiness, it feels almost fake ..because no one knows the sadness in my heart. I can hide it from them, and let the world around me be a distraction...
    MissNexp MissNexp 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I pretend it doesn't hurt me when SHE talks about other girls "older than me"
    dramaqueenz dramaqueenz 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I'm done with pretending to be happy in front of people. I'm done with faking a smile.
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    I am wearing shoes that remind me of the Spice Girls, and that brings me back to childhood. It makes me think I may have grown up to be resemblant to someone I idolized in the best...
    Itekimasu Itekimasu 18-21, F a week ago

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    I pretend it doesn't hurt me even though it does. people are just mean that is all
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    I was 13 when I first became a catfish. I had barely understood what being gay meant, and I was still in the process of figuring myself out. I thought of a 'genius' way to talk to...
    rileyzander09 rileyzander09 16-17, M Jun 26

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    We are all so different, each and everyone one of us. But there is one thing we all have in common and that's that we want to be happy. Comment something below to spread a smile or...
    candyjoan17 candyjoan17 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    i just want to die. i just want peace amd happiness again. and after my boyfriend passed i realized theres no way ill find it on this earth. i just want to be with him, in his arms...
    ForeverMyAlwaysREH3 ForeverMyAlwaysREH3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I wish this because I hate the world and its violent tendencies. Why must we attack and beat the living crap our of each other. Is it worth the act of taking somebody's life just...
    SmileyFaceJenn SmileyFaceJenn 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I am trying to kill the cynicism inside me, here are my attempts. 1. It upsets me knowing that many successes are due to robbed ideas. 2. I wish my mother had a higher IQ, so I...
    YouAreNotWhoYouSayYouAre YouAreNotWhoYouSayYouAre 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    anyone want to pretend that I'm pregnant or getting pregnant? I love pretending to be pregnant.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 21

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    Well, I'm convinced the world (at least around where I live) isn't as asinine as the TV and news would have you believe. I went to the city today dressed in a skirt and heeled...
    shadowplt shadowplt 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    So my grandma is coming over today and I really want to tell her I pretend I'm pregnant but I don't know how I'd tell her. Can someone help me with what to say
    VirtualGinger VirtualGinger 16-17 2 Responses Jun 21

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    So today, tomorrow and some of Tuesday I'll be pretending almost the whole time with a belly on. It'll be so much fun! I anyone wants to start a roleplay with me I'm up to it as...
    VirtualGinger VirtualGinger 16-17 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I love pretending to be pregnant with my huge fake bump. I need a baby daddy who'll role play ;)
    CatalinaPetrova CatalinaPetrova 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Why is it so much more difficult than you expect? Why do the sad moments in your day swallow the happy moments? The happy moments never swallow the sad, it doesn't seem fair. I...
    harbingerofcake harbingerofcake 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    But its notI'm good at pretending to smileMy life kinda needs me to smileFor othersThe sad ones smile the brightest
    raptorkin raptorkin 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 20

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    The key to happiness is never living in fear and embracing every moment of your life. You live to empathize, understanding the pain that others feel and knowing how to become...
    BrinkOfPeace BrinkOfPeace 16-17, M Jun 19

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    But really I'm not... There's been so many times I've pretended that I was perfectly fine but haven't been. Like on time after I got into a fight with my best friend of like seven...
    SmileyFaceJenn SmileyFaceJenn 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    What is happiness.To me it is a state of bliss of the mind and way above pleasure or satisfaction.