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I Wear A Mask Of Pretend Happiness To The World

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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'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 1 Response Jul 31

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 life but life hates me.. i often write to feel better , poems makes me better , its better than talking with anyone ... i wear a mask thats always smiling , which makes...
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I pretend I'm okay but I'm not. I am exhausted, depressed and injured. I smile and laugh to hide the pain but I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. I've been in non...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I would like to bring to your notice, something really important. What I am about to share with you is something that was born out of an aversion. A humble request, before I begin...
    M3MC M3MC 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm always wearing a "mask" so people don't see how sad I really am. I have PTSD and Bipolar. I was beaten all the time when I was a child....
    TwistedToad TwistedToad 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    This relates to a childhood memory. I loved playing in my tights (or rather my sister's tights). Although it was fun to just be in my tights (do anything unrelated to tights), I...
    tightsman88 tightsman88 22-25, M 7 Responses Dec 9

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    story of my life. angsty but yeah disconnected to life when im inside my own space, but when im outside a mask is put unto face yet after a while some cracks may have formed...
    Efoile Efoile 22-25, M Nov 28

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    I realise that I haven't been on EP as much recently, or posted anything. I guess I just feel like all my thoughts are completely messed up and confusing, I wouldn't even know...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    i love to pretend to be a dog or wolf. i wear a collar and tail. i even have the ears and claws if im feeling like it. i guess pretending to a dog makes me feel like different...
    yaritza16 yaritza16 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    The banking expert services put currency exchange, investment option control and choice child custody, finance therapy, trustee options, lodge shifting, consumer credit score...
    Georgebankssi1 Georgebankssi1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I shut the world out when i listen to music. I tend to increase the volume till i hear nothing but music. Music is my Getaway.
    wildspirit21 wildspirit21 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    Wouldn't say take over the world because they have made life easier, but when every single person I see out in public. They are hunched over and looking at a screen that is a...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Long ago, when I was on EP - I wrote a story about feeling that world peace would happen in our life time. I still believe this.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 6 hrs ago

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    i just be pretending to be happy, smoking,drinking nd such, its not right for me, i need a new start
    TJuic3 TJuic3 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    Well for being a cosmetologist in training this is an odd thing for someone like me to post. If you really think about makeup in actuality, it was made to enhance the beauty. Not...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sometimes we say the worst thing in life is to lose what we love the most, it's to have what we love and want taken away from us, permanently. But that isn't true, there are worse...
    RA27 RA27 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Think about it , we are living in a world where the bad outruns the good by miles. Wars rage over petty fights , husband slaughters family , madmen shoot up elementary schools...
    FindMeImLost FindMeImLost 13-15, F Dec 7

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    Going to bed every night wondering how much longer you'll stay tortured here with us is not a recipe for a restful sleep. The last thing I think of at night is usually the first...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I like to lay down on my bed and just pretend that I'm not in a world of cruel nasty people and just image that I'm in a world that I pick to live in u can have as many flaws as u...
    cutesicle cutesicle 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 27

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    I can fly like a Superman, i have courage like batman, detective skills like Sherlock Holmes, i can teleport myself and things to any place any time, i have money to buy a whole...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The world where happiness is abundant through out the land. Where the mind is simple like a child yet comprehends that being in their full potential is what they desire. Where evil...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M Nov 25

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    Wearing the pantyhose so she doesn't have too. With the rise of the female breadwinner, we are also seeing a decrease in the number of women wearing pantyhose. Why is that you...
    deeken deeken 36-40 4 Responses Nov 30

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    Do You Want To Change The World? Has there ever been a time when you wanted to change the world? If you have just said no I don't believe you! At some point, I believe that we...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Dec 7

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    I love my hoodies :) so comfy and casual. They go with pretty much anything plus when its cold I can put my hood up and pretend I'm Ezio :p
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F Nov 28

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    As has happened at a couple of other points in my life, I've gotten so wrapped up in the problems in my life that I've stopped living much of it. Recent events have highlighted...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    Well I would always get my belly to look pregnant when I'm at home and for the rest of the time when I'm at home I will pretend to be a pregnant woman carrying at least triplets...
    ilovetobepregnant ilovetobepregnant 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    The stomach ache I'm having and I'm wearing my 9 months baby bump is making me feel like I'm in labour
    ilovetobepregnant ilovetobepregnant 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know what I've been searching for SUCH a long time. I have the answer. I know how to reach happiness. The answer is staring you at your face; I bet you would not have guessed it...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    Dont let anyone determine your happiness. Dont rely on them to make you happy. Because you'll just end up hurting yourself. Do things in your life that are for you, & because you...
    Cath947 Cath947 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    Ugh seems like I'm gonna have to pretend 2 be ok and start 2 hide certain aspects of me 4m tomorrow becuz u knu I tried 2 be myslef in front of my family today and I'm like just 2...
    mynameisismyname mynameisismyname 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    Has anyone found happiness? I see it as fleeting moments that don't last very long. They are short lived events that fill in the void of our mundane existence. If I strung all the...
    sonoflk sonoflk 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    Find happiness or die trying. I feel like I cannot have been put on this earth to simply earn a living and struggle to push through the day. Life has to be more than a career...
    LeBonBon LeBonBon 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    TBH Lemme disappear from this f***ing world 😞
    DatGirl99 DatGirl99 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    Life is only fair to others. some like me have to sit and suffer everyday with anxiety and lack of self esteem. we have to be slaves for other people and be treated like **** and...
    msworstlife msworstlife 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    The way I approach things in life is to attempt mastery in all I do. If I’m going to do it, I will do my level best to “rock it”! Boy have I mastered this. I think I probably...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    Sometimes I wish I had a sail boat. Just think about it! sailing around tropical islands meeting exciting people learning how to survive on your own. I could pretend to be a...
    106hopfulrhoughts 106hopfulrhoughts 22-25, M 3 Responses