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I Wear A Mask Of Pretend Happiness To The World

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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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 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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    Because I have to.. I pretend Im okay because there is no other choice for me right now.. I pretend Im okay because its easier for me to smile and be with the people.. I pretend Im...
    theoabern0741 theoabern0741 26-30 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Yep . Where in my world . I am unstoppable and capable , and everybody and everything else except my maker Jesus Christ jist fades away and I just sit down in happiness
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    Happiness is best achieved through living an ethical life. A good life is a happy life. Good relations and taking responsibility not only make a happy life possible; they are...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Mar 5

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    I'm haunted by the past, dissapointed with the present, and afraid of the future. Day in, and day out, I have vivid flashbacks of my youth, of the fun I had, memories I relish...
    Eclipse993 Eclipse993 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    What irritates me with the mindset of people today is the entitlement to happiness. Over and over I see people acting in blatant disregard of the impact of their actions on others...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    It's not a physical mask, but a metaphorical one.
    DanielPhillips DanielPhillips 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    This wonderful person came into my life making it the happiest it has ever been. I have never felt so much happiness before. It felt so real and special. But then something...
    AndyL567 AndyL567 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    I am wearing a black sports bra, striped bikini underwear, short, see through, white top, and short shorts
    heyheynatalie heyheynatalie 22-25 10 hrs ago

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    Monday 3/30/2015 I'm wearing silver microfiber boyshorts. They feel so gooood. ? Mandy
    mandywantsit mandywantsit 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Monday, March 30, 2015....Today I'm wearing white Sloggi Structure (ribbed) mini briefs. They a basically bikini briefs for those of us in the U.S. They fit great and are quite...
    Undieguy Undieguy 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

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    I act like I'm fine but inside I'm ******* dieing i don't want to live like this no more I surround my self with walls put on a mask everyday and don't let anyone see cause if they...
    DarkKnights10 DarkKnights10 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    THE SMOKE THAT THUNDERS The majestic "Smoke that Thunders" Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is an awe inspiring destination.  Thorny African bushes dot the landscape...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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    Sometimes I just gaze into the mirror, staring back at my reflection. As I look into my eyes all I can see is hurt and pain, misery caused by myself and to myself, as if the life...
    lisa2047 lisa2047 13-15, F Mar 4

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    I realized yesterday that my relationship just cannot last, but I do I feel that I am stuck. My boyfriend and I met 2 years ago, at a club on my 19th birthday (legal age where I...
    Realitymeetsbliss Realitymeetsbliss 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 7

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    Fake smile, fake happiness, fake person. I try to hide the fact that I'm a loser. Now you know.
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I feel like I gave it my all, I did what I was suppose to do... Lived an honest life went to college got a job worked my butt off. Tried to make friends and big moves in the world...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Since masks are lies. And lies eat happy away.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M a week ago

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    THIS IS A TRUE STORY ABOUT ME, PRETENDING TO BE SOMEONE ELSE. BEFORE YOU START READING IT, I'D LIKE TO SAY THE GUY IN THIS STORY IS THE REASON WHY I DECIDED TO FINALLY TELL THE...
    anzenyan anzenyan 70+, M 4 days ago

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    "HAPPINESS" it's what everyone wants and try to discover in their lifetime. What I've learn through many years of battling depression and overcoming illness. Happiness belongs to...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    On my wattpad(wattpad.com/user/majikal_muzik) I have my own theory about this thing called the GWS. It's my world where all my friends and I live in happiness and I have my own...
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T 2 days ago

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    I just went out with a couple of my love pretending to be pregnant friends as it was my friend's birthday.I went out with a friend that lives with me and two others that I just...
    ilovetobepregnant ilovetobepregnant 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    A-shirts. Wife-beater. Whatever you want to call it. I wear one everyday. Usually white, though maybe black. Nor do I care how visible it is under my shirt. In the world of...
    RelayedDeaction RelayedDeaction 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    I have been wearing glasses full time for over 30 years. When I first got them I could of got by with only wearing them when I needed to see something, but I preferred to see the...
    agilpro1976 agilpro1976 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    Well, just like what the title says... I'm pretending to be someone else, a girl that I'm not. :') Basically I'm a 19 year old boy and I met this amazing guy on an online game...
    rsjrj12 rsjrj12 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I started wearing eye makeup a few months ago and I love the look. During the day I've been using a brown eyeliner that says it's designed to highlight blue eyes. I like it for it...
    lovingrestraint lovingrestraint 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Ah, to live in a world where people fight with swords instead of guns, and wear armor instead of bulletproof vests; where there are creatures of both good and bad that could only...
    eternalvalor eternalvalor 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Is this truly attainable? Yes, the happiness can be something more like bliss - most happiness we learn to embrace is ever so fleeting and short-term - and generally weak in...
    Soroe Soroe 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I rather let myself get hurt than seeing others get hurt.if I have a choice to choose which of us gets hurt,I'll let myself get hurt so that others could find happiness....but...
    Nikki355 Nikki355 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    WARNING THE FOLLOWING IS LONG SO GET COMFORTABLE Guess I should introduce myself I'm Blue, I'm 17 and 6'4 and welcome to my world. Here from the time you are 12 years old you...
    BlueDelta BlueDelta 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 8