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I Wear A Mask Of Pretend Happiness To The World

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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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 14, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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

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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 18-21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Increasingly I am feeling like I was born with a mask on my face... I mean, here I am, this 39 year old lady with a wealth of experience, I speak several languages, am well...
    Hhaawke Hhaawke 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I love the occupy wall street movement. I am very into politics and many people who share views as me. However I am really sick of seeing guys wear this V for Vendetta stupid mask...
    Blake00048 Blake00048 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I am 15 years old, and I hate to admit it, but pretending to be someone else online & hiding behind someone else's looks kind of comfort me. It sounds horrible, I know. But I'm so...
    bekoveranything bekoveranything 13-15, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    At the end of another day. Sitting beside a campfire watching the flames flames dance and tempted to jump in and join them. I used to be an open book. I used to give myself away. I...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Thursday, July 24, 2014....Today I'm wearing white Dockers briefs. These are some of the most comfortable fly-front briefs I've ever worn.
    UndieGuy UndieGuy 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have never been into makeup. The reason I'm against makeup is because it is making people into something they're not. I once had a friend tell me that it's fun because it's like...
    misskp misskp 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    Happiness is what makes a person truly grateful for what he has. It's something that can never be bought. Happiness is what makes us enjoy our lives. When you are happy, you are...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    It can't! When you buy a great item it may make you happy immediately but it doesn't last long! Once used the AMAZING item you get bored of it and the pleasure/ excitement wears...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I have depression and I hide it well but I am lonely because the only mask that could cover this up is the crazy one so I act crazy I do funny stunts and I tell weird jokes and I...
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F Jul 7

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    I was very fortunate to have a dad who taught me the value of kindness. Growing up, any time I had a problem, he always had the best advice to always find a way to never hurt...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I watched this video that shows what kind of world we live in. People are so consumed in other things besides the health and emotions of others. A boy pretended to be homeless...
    EllsImElls EllsImElls 13-15, F Jul 3

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    I am so sick of how superficial everything is and how much I have to pretend. Stop trying to start conversations with me about things that I do not consider interesting or...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    As per being in high school and with girls masking their faces in makeup I am not bothered to even put it on regularly. Sometimes eyeliner if I have a minute or two. My motto is...
    kat990 kat990 13-15 Jun 28

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    I think everyone in this world deserves happiness.
    Living2Heights Living2Heights 13-15, F Jul 2

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    Life is not easy for me. Try to feel happy every day. Still loosing part of me. We can not share everything. But pain are getting bigger. Huge confusion between real and unreal...
    Smunai Smunai 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I tried to kill myself so they put me in a facility. In patient scars you more than the world. A girl tried to kill me with dull @$$ scissors and they said it was my fault because...
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have been working two jobs and going to school too. Well, school is done for the summer and I finally had a weekend off. So I packed up with another girl from work and we...
    Marcette88 Marcette88 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    Their are people out there that wish they could share. Their happiness with others and there is also the type of people when they aren't. They just want to make who makes them...
    beachboy14u beachboy14u 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 15

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    I love to see girls with surgícal masks
    Ronny199 Ronny199 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    We are celebrating Independence Day in the United States. I am thankful for the sacrifices made by many, so that we may enjoy certain freedoms. I hope to do what I can to help...
    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    i don't have real life friends. i trust my virtual friends. it has been a while since i last laughed in real. i always fake a smile in front of people. but when i am alone, i feel...
    krazykat786 krazykat786 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Today we had Chipotle catered for lunch, yum! After we had all eaten, we had a bunch of food for leftovers. Instead of shoving all the food in the office fridge like we normally...
    EPKimi EPKimi 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hi everyone here :-) I am a DAK amputee pretender and wannabe from Australia. Would be nice to meet likeminded and understanding people to maybe pretend together and share...
    Malbiid Malbiid 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    What would you do? What would you say? How does it feel? Pretend it's OK My eyes deceive me, but it's still the same Pretend it's OK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJmcU991p-w
    xenia29 xenia29 26-30, F Jun 24

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    I pretend to be a guy online, I've done this for about 6 years or so. I hate it a lot and I feel so guilty for lying to everyone but I can't seem to come clean. It's became to be...
    bree16 bree16 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    "Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul." ~Democritus
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 2

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    So for the past year or so I have been pretending to be someone I know. I did it because I hate the way I look and the girl I am pretending to be is really beautiful. So for the...
    pretendingx pretendingx 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    It's like I have a piece of him with me. I like pretending that it's his strong arms wrapped around me instead. I'd like it even more if he pinned me to the bed and ******** me...
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F a week ago

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    When my parents ask if I'm ok I tell them I'm fine and I smile but the truth is I'm not. I'm always sad and angry I keep my emotions and feelings in. I sometimes wish I would get...
    awsomedude13 awsomedude13 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I am writing this because I want to get it out there. Now, I won't go into much detail, but I'll give enough so that there's a story. The act of creating an account on said sight...
    Thisisanaccountusee Thisisanaccountusee 31-35 Jul 2

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    Lol did you ask GOD for help? Did you ever truly come to GOD? You guys complain he hasn't done anything for you and didn't even try. Your a human. Do you know what a fallen angel...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 18-21, F Jul 2

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    Honestly what has the world come to? Both guys and girls lie about their gender on apps like EP. Just be honest! Who am I kidding-.- * sighs* People will continue to do this...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I constantly smile and laugh everyday like my life couldn't be better when in reality my world is crashing down around me. I can't tell anyone because they would never understand...
    sassafras1025 sassafras1025 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I don't really like it when people worry about me. I feel bad that I am causing them stress. So a lot of times when I have problems or I'm just not okay, I won't tell anyone. I...
    theanonymousloser theanonymousloser 18-21, F Jul 9

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    Oh boy...just say it! be brave ! You can do it ! you dont like me? Oh well,what a problem.World keep spinning around,probably I dont like you either lmao We should all be more...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 13

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    I haven't used this profile in over a year and that has probably been a year too long. I came to this site years ago because I couldn't talk to my family and burden them with my...
    IWishIUnderstood IWishIUnderstood 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    DON'T BE FUSSY! :) Its really quite simple, if you aren't fussy and breeze through life and don't struggle against it trying to re shape your world its much easier! My partner > I...
    artymike8 artymike8 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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