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I Wear A Mask Of Pretend Happiness To The World

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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    I have long loved to wear women's clothing at home. My tastes run more towards the cute and frilly than my wife's, so I mostly need to buy my own. I have gotten away with buying...
    tyrihans45 tyrihans45 66-70, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    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 Jul 21

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    there's nothing like staying happy it's just a temporary feeling that you get for sometime .....i don't know if it happens to other people or it's just with me but whenever i'm...
    imconfusedasalways imconfusedasalways 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    When I was young the miniskirt was all the rage and we loved wearing them. We used to get into trouble at school if our skirts were too short but mum was very good about our desire...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 18 hrs ago

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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 2 days 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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    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 Jul 23

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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 to pretend I'm happy for happiness of others, if I'm not ok other people will harm themselves, if I feel upset other people cry, if I feel like just sleeping all day people...
    Meeppeep Meeppeep 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    It was the summer of 2013 i decided to spend the summer vacation at my friends house my friend only live with his mother and his two older sister Blair and Lisa his father left my...
    BoyGirlie BoyGirlie 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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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 Jul 18

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    I am 17 and got my butt plug for my 16th birthday. I wear it everyday, everywhere I go. Even to bed sometimes. I love being in the car while wearing in the feeling is indescribable...
    cloii cloii 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Today 7/31/14. Today I started my day waking up wearing a pink vs pink thong. Took a shower, then put on a black male power bong thong. I had an interview this afternoon so I had...
    thongluvr582 thongluvr582 31-35, M 50 mins 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 Jul 20

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    (Note-I know I am NOT alone, there are many like me, and worse than me. This is simply the BEST topic to post this story under) I'm not really living. I'm just killing time. I...
    GlamGasm GlamGasm 22-25, T a week ago

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    There is so much pain and suffering in the world, an we the people of free will can make a change every day with simple actions for the betterment of the world. We can change this...
    Shinesaathlove Shinesaathlove 46-50, M 12 hrs ago

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    I want to be able to experience all the world has to offer, to see and discover new things, and to meet the people of the world. To live and learn, to dream and love, to live with...
    EmmaCollins EmmaCollins 22-25, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I just bought these the other day on sale at target. They wouldn't let me wear them up to the cashier, so after I paid for them I went over to the starbucks counter and got a...
    Brandie1960 Brandie1960 41-45, M 9 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I really want a shoe room to store my ladies shoes and boots. It would make choosing a pair to wear so much easier if they were all on show.
    hh4evry1 hh4evry1 36-40, M 12 hrs ago

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    I am wearing mycrox-d thongs its amaizing like feels
    kamilatv kamilatv 46-50, M 9 hrs ago

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    I'm 28 and started out wearing high heels@ about nine every chance I could enjoy strutting in them
    whitwhit86 whitwhit86 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    I have just been caught with a nappy on by my 8 year old son and I don't how to explain to him that i like wearing nappies and him keeping my secret
    bigbabymark bigbabymark 41-45, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Ha ha. I wear glasses. So who likes me?
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Do Not Wear a Watch...........................
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am wearing VS Victoria's Secret Everyday Perfect NEW! Thong Panty $11.50 or Special 4/$28.50 JC-318112 True Navy Marble
    TransAsian TransAsian 26-30, T 2 hrs ago

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    I'm wearing a pink thong and a blue and black bra.
    hiiiia hiiiia 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Tonight I'm floating on my pool and enjoying a cool breeze. I'm wearing my fav pool skirt and writing this blog. Tomorrow I have an early wake up. I'm having cancer surgery again...
    shadowplt shadowplt 46-50, M 1 hr 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 6 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 Jul 22

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    There's just something about it that makes it such a great movie. It was critically panned at release, but it's of my favorite movies! Does anyone else like it? In case you're...
    TreeSmasher TreeSmasher 26-30, M 5 days ago

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