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I Wear A Mask Of Pretend Happiness To The World

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I want to save as many poor people as I can. If im ever rich I would adopt as manh kids as I can to hive them a better life. I want to take care of poor people and employ them so...
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    I believe that it is God Himself who created these worlds of mine. That is these movies inspired by my life. You said that our world was romantic when you saw the movie....In the...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I pretend his absence hasn't left a gaping hole in my life when in reality I'm crumbling apart from the lack of support within my heart. I miss his laugh or his voice when I know...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Four of my friends (3 girls and a guy) decided to go to the water park the other day. We met at Amber's place for breakfast first. I was the first one there. After a bit, she asked...
    swimguy0812 swimguy0812 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    Four of my friends (3 girls and a guy) decided to go to the water park the other day. We met at Amber's place for breakfast first. I was the first one there. After a bit, she asked...
    swimguy0812 swimguy0812 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I am wearing one right now I have on a tight choker around my neck and a long leash that lets me walk around the room and move about the nice change after being tied to the bed for...
    lilly2134 lilly2134 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Four of my friends (3 girls and a guy) decided to go to the water park the other day. We met at Amber's place for breakfast first. I was the first one there. After a bit, she asked...
    swimguy0812 swimguy0812 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    Four of my friends (3 girls and a guy) decided to go to the water park the other day. We met at Amber's place for breakfast first. I was the first one there. After a bit, she asked...
    swimguy0812 swimguy0812 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    especially when I wear summer dresses. I love when my booty just moves freely in my dress and the air blows over my kitty.
    ladylioness816 ladylioness816 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm kinda new to this, but I don't quite understand!! What's the point of being a member of a group if you don't post?? Anyway, can't wear a lot today. ... Work sucks.
    djtvc15 djtvc15 51-55 5 hrs ago

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    I would wear one almost everyday when I leave the house if I could. I wish they were more socially acceptable in the US.
    lovelymaskedbeauty lovelymaskedbeauty 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    White socks are very girly and it just doesn't feel right wearing (other) coloured socks
    Emilyistheone Emilyistheone 13-15 7 hrs ago

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    Agree the stipulation is lingerie is for woman, but since I started wearing in the early 90s, I feel its a misconseption there are many stores for men. Lingerie is just a term but...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    I wear often. Sometimes too much maybe. People in Northern Kentucky dont understand. Yes I wear spandex leggings in Winter with Sweat shirt or in summer Yes they are kinda short...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    Its all I ever wear. Its something I was turned on to in the Early 90s. I love when a female wears also and embraces my likes. Sorry I only wear silk satin and lace only though.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    Wearing snug jean shirts without panties ... Sitting cross legged and my p*ssy is throbbing ...
    thedebness69 thedebness69 51-55, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Not quite sure how it came about that one of my fav colors is black. Actually maybe it's simply because I am generally a black and white kinda guy. Generally, I tend to view some...
    DidISayThat69 DidISayThat69 56-60, M 11 hrs ago

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    Don't you just love it when the woman of your dreams waves and smiles at you ,I didn't think she could get any hotter until I saw her wearing glasses ;)
    Nunlover Nunlover 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    All that Israel wants is to defend itself! That is the only thing Israel does! Israel loves defending itself, just enjoys doing that! That's why they build Jewish settlements on...
    Levat Levat 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    I have been wearing pantyhose for many years. I started in my teens. At home, under my clothes, or fully dressed up in high heels, panties, bra, and short dresses, I enjoy how...
    lascruces1971 lascruces1971 41-45, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I wish I could take the plane to wherever. Not because I do not like where I am, I honestly and truly do. I have even gotten used to the bad weather. I just want to discover and...
    jxmiin jxmiin 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    It was 4 years back when i wanted to conquer the world. I started drawing as a kid and at 12 discovered my artistic abilities when i would create something and be appreciated for...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I love wearing womens swimsuits leotards camis gstrings And 3/4 lycra pants with a g under neath i got to town like it I had a girl look at me and smiled
    imgirly14 imgirly14 41-45, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    This is so very true. If your happiness depends on any external source out of your control, than it will be inherently tied to it. But the problem is external people and things are...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Thank you Stiltcourt for the inspiration for this post. It's my life, another way. With extras for recent times. My life did this My heart and soul Sacrificed in bliss To hearts...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sorry, I can't pretend. Even my words say otherwise, I just can't, you can tell by my body language it's just a mask, a thinly veiled one at that.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I hate the word "fake" here lol because I am far from fake! I am the same me at all times. I simply choose to mask my sadness, troubles, anger, or what ever issues I am dealing...
    JadedCredence JadedCredence 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What is it about reality that everyone is afraid of? Why live in a fantasy world filled with lies? Oh, wait. Just answered my own question. People feel safer living a lie than the...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Since my job requires me to always be smiling and looking good ... No one really notices that im sad or angry or uncomfortable or even if i have been crying for days ... Ill always...
    rb47 rb47 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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