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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 hide behind a mask I keep all of my feelings concealed I hide away From everything From the things that bother me From the things that hurt I stay behind my mask On my mask...
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    No matter how many people I see or speak to or meet. No matter how many different times and different ways my friends and my family tell me and show me they love me and they're...
    FemaleBorderlineSociopath FemaleBorderlineSociopath 31-35, F Apr 30

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    Hi everybody, hope all you agree with me how difficult to hide feminism being male. This is a real incident how I was caught unaware by my wife with my anklets on. After my...
    gm2707 gm2707 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    Only 7 months ago I started wearing my high heels out into public. I have been wearing my boots etc for many years behind closed doors. Since I wore my boots out for the first...
    blindfoldstacy blindfoldstacy 41-45, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm finally looking to buy an athletic 'performance' leotard online. Since adolescence, I've loved wearing plainer ones-- dance leotards and simple workout leotards-- as well as...
    Tightsgirl Tightsgirl 46-50, T 3 hrs ago

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    Boys are not allowed to wear girls clothing but; Girls can wear boys clothing. When I asked why, = because its unhealthy for a boy to want to do that. When I asked why, = because...
    Lin79 Lin79 31-35, T 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    It's disrespectful and offensive. I hate seeing humans walking around with an animal tail tied onto their bum. It's so offensive because I was not meant to be this species. It is...
    TheMissingTriforce TheMissingTriforce 13-15, F 1 Response May 19

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    I want to make a difference in the world because there is so much of negativity.. hopelessness... depression in the society.. Everyone should be treated equally either it is a man...
    asfaith27 asfaith27 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I pretend I'm okay. What other choice is there? When you are surrounded by absurdity and then are greeted by people that have never experienced absurdity in their lives and give...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 2 Responses May 18

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    wearing shiny hose and hooker boots
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 5 hrs ago

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    I just love to wear makeup. I don't leave home without putting it on.
    Missgirlie Missgirlie 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    When I was 13 I started to wear my sisters clothes and going I really like them and now have been sharing them for four year now. I have been on hormone surpressents and have just...
    jenna98jenna jenna98jenna 16-17, T 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I use to have this feeling from a very early age, that is about 10 years old - even before I entered secondary school. (In the UK from 11 years up) As a lad I use to think how...
    davex4 davex4 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    I've never been one for a lot of makeup but I certainly think a small amount, carefully applied enhances rather than masks a girl's natural beauty. I personally only ever use...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F May 4

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    Why the right loves privilege politics (here's a link to the article: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/05/99-1-percent-income-inequality-class/ ) Last month, I wrote a short post...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 1 Response May 6

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    I once thought myself a misanthrope. I thought I simply hated people. I would scoff when someone would call me a racist or the like. "Why limit your hate so much?" I would ask them...
    alienatedvirus alienatedvirus 18-21, M May 8

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    Not exactly but I have to go to a costume party so I am going as scream from scary movie, a grim reapers cloak scream mask and a large scythe
    AnimeIsMyLife AnimeIsMyLife 18-21, M May 12

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    Hey you ,beautiful person.The most beautiful people are really those with the most beautiful hearts.Thanks for taking yr time to chat or hang out with me .I couldn't wish for...
    birdsrestingonabranch birdsrestingonabranch 22-25, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I'm like everyone else here then.. All started with an online game (ourWorld)and fb i just randomly create a dude account for fun.. Then girls started to talk to mi and love the...
    Rekawa Rekawa 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

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    I've had it I want to live in the word where I don't suffer from social anxiety a world where I can easily make friends a world where girls don't just ignore me and pretend I don't...
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I smile so I can just make people shut up. I smile because I'm tired of crying. That's why people don't take me seriously. They see me and HATE me because they think i am so...
    justdontleaveme justdontleaveme 13-15, F 4 Responses May 18

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    Happiness, describes happiness as having three parts: pleasure, engagement, and meaning. Pleasure is the “feel good” part of happiness. Engagement refers to living a “good...
    birdsrestingonabranch birdsrestingonabranch 22-25, F 1 Response May 3

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    so yesterday i thought it would be funny to put on one of my little brothers pull ups and pretend like i was 6 again haha.i ended up just hanging out and watching tv in it.my mom...
    collinsvictoria collinsvictoria 70+, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Role play - everyone's favourite? I am always buying different outfits for my wife. She loves to wear them and I love to see her in them. Before we go on holiday I always like to...
    Larryloud Larryloud 41-45, M 6 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I don't pretend to be people from movies or celebrities, I pretend that the characters from a movie, for example Thranduil, are real and live with me,(with me as my regular self...
    LittleWren93 LittleWren93 22-25, F Apr 29

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    Choose happiness! No matter what life throws at you, choose to be happy. Depending on the situation, taking time aside to grief is good for the healing process, but not too much...
    LorenFlower LorenFlower 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I don't even no how to put the sh** on??? i just never got around to it. lol putting on makeup makes me feel fake. like if i have make up on and someone calls me pretty, i won't...
    Muffin19 Muffin19 18-21, F May 1

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    Money, is a necessary tool in this world to live life to the fullest. Money put's good food in your fridge and cupboards. Money put's "decent" clothing on your back. Money pay's...
    Obsidianfirefly Obsidianfirefly 18-21, M 1 Response May 15

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