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I Wear A Mask Of Pretend Happiness To The World

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 love to be able to wear pantyhose openly at America's favorite amusement park!
    Dockilo Dockilo 41-45, M Aug 7

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    Me and my favorite Disney character. I had a great day with my girlfriend at Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom. Tons of people. It feels great to be able to wear pantyhose so...
    Dockilo Dockilo 41-45, M Aug 14

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    Yes, I can fake a smile...am good at it. I can be pretentious. I'd been doing it in my real life for years. But I cannot fake myself. (laughs) I am not here to create a bogus...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    Nobody sees me behind this mask i wear. Pretending that you're fine when you're not is one of the most complicated and saddest thing in the world. Nobody knows how much you're...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F Aug 2

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    Isn't it amazing that a single moment in time can flip a switch inside of us and nothing is ever the same? I can think of a hundred things that might have affected me in a...
    kayleew2000 kayleew2000 18-21 14 Responses Aug 16

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    I let people see behind the mask I wear and ended up losing my job and some people I thought were friends over it.. Real friends have hung around and i guess it's not really a mask...
    Alwayslost11 Alwayslost11 26-30, F Aug 4

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    Happiness is the start of a new good life...Happiness means that you are ready to forget things that happened before and your wounds are already healed... But I pretend to be...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I have generated an external mask for many years: planning, developing and tweaking it to be worn when I am faced with any social expectation. Both literal and metaphorical - this...
    jasiilovely jasiilovely 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    What is happiness? simplicity? the little things that make you smile even just a bit? I want to be happy forever..
    hooncaramello hooncaramello 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    "Be yourself, unless it's being sad, because nobody wants to be around a sad person." "Fake it 'till you make it" I've been faking it for almost seven years, and for seven years...
    MichaelBayArea MichaelBayArea 22-25, M Aug 4

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    I use an actually mask so I can be myself on YouTube. Once I take it off another goes on. But now I'm starting to wonder... Which mask is actually a mask.
    TheDemonFox TheDemonFox 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    What kind of mental disorder is this? I pretend that I am a celebrity re-acting their movie lines as them. I've been doing this since I was eight years old. It first started...
    Heaven360 Heaven360 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    com! Produce a remarkable entrance for your next masquerade ball or costume party with the venetian mask with headpiece in silver. Loads of ornate specifics make this venetian...
    Rebekahumf Rebekahumf 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Just the other day I saw a lovely little lady in Walmart. It was a hot day and she was wearing a floaty mini dress with a low back, down to her waist and very thin straps over her...
    MarieJosephe MarieJosephe 66-70, M 1 hr ago

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    What is it about the people that i care about that always leaves me kinda dissapointed? honestly I think it's time I just give up already cuz what's supposed to make me feel better...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I love to wear rubber total enclosure suits and gas masks. When the house is empty, my wife is happy to indulge me and, once suited up, gagged and tightly girded, eases me into a...
    SLdale SLdale 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As a young boy i kept my Desire to wear pantyhose very well hidden. I tried to keep it that way atleast. Knowing other's would outcast me as a freak. Yes my sisters and thier...
    skrewdriver4u skrewdriver4u 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    Hi I'm Kyle and im 14 with blonde hair. well, to cut the story short, my sister who is 28 doesn't live at home anymore. She still has a bedroom at my house though and stays very...
    Kyle2000 Kyle2000 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    I love masks, i love to make masks, I've made them since I was a kid, here is 1 finished and 2 unfinished.
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Yes, It happened again. Yesterday night, the temperature was good and I proceeded to go roller skating wearing nothing else than one of my skating dresses. I choosed my very small...
    Nadia1977 Nadia1977 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    My hot step mom caught me sniffing her dirty panties when I was 15, she made me wear them and walk around the neighborhood in them and nothing else. The neighbor was my age and got...
    Pantyskater14 Pantyskater14 31-35, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I wear leos its the best clothe ever ... Exept its suposed to be for girls i find that dad :/ . I would just like to know if anyone who wears some too ( or one pièce swimsuit d...
    Mrcollant38 Mrcollant38 13-15, M 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I wear make-up once or twice a month, if ever. kinda sad cuz i'm a girl but i grew up not wearing make-up cuz my grandmother always told me it ruins your skin and makes u age...
    infinitexhope infinitexhope 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    Whenever I put on makeup for a special occasion or something, I honestly feel uglier. I like just being me- the real me. I'm happiest with my fresh face and allowing my skin to...
    tranquilfern tranquilfern 18-21, F Aug 5

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    There is nothing closer to you then yourself. If you don’t know yourself, how will you know others? You might say, “I know myself”, but you are mistaken....The only thing you...
    lifeisfun01 lifeisfun01 26-30, M Aug 12

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    So I'm a 17 year old guy who was pretending to be a girl that I know in real life. I really don't know why I did it, I guess I wanted attention, because she's really cute looking...
    GuyHOLLER GuyHOLLER 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I would rather make a difference in the world to even just a few people and live a simple life getting my happiness watching those who's lives i make better and happier. It just...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Fidus City: På jagt i Barcelona The Tyler Group Expat Connections at Barcelona - Stress og jag i Barcelona, Spanien... den perfekte jagt jorden for lommetyve. Som turist i...
    jakeobezier jakeobezier 26-30, M Aug 1

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    I had a friend living with me.... Free of charge (5+ years) so he could get his life back on track, I consigned on a car for him and even made the down payment. He couldn't hold a...
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
    JacksonvilleDom JacksonvilleDom 31-35, M Aug 9

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    During the sleep, in the dream saw something so NICE, A world full of happiness where no one worries and CRIES Keeping others happy is what all everyone TRIES Everywhere honest...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Aug 12

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    It's weird. I've always seen myself as a strong and independent person, but know I think about it, I'm actually so fragile with a really low self-esteem. My mask and facade was so...
    ParkerFewer ParkerFewer 13-15, F Aug 17

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    Facial masks makes you younger inside + outside , treating yourself well can make you happier.
    cleanyoursoul cleanyoursoul 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Do grade school wear pampers to school or Huggins
    nickl123 nickl123 31-35, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Um wtf a man should be manly unless he's fully transsexual or should I say she...he should be wearing the clothes for him...just my opinion
    averagegirl993 averagegirl993 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    Help, my Partner 38 wears diapers because it makes him feel good. I'm having a lot of trouble accepting this.
    Springbox Springbox 36-40, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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