Brave Face

I always think it’s just me struggling. Everyone is so good at putting on a warm and cheerful demeanour. And when it’s commonly known that things are hard it’s a relief when things can be kept light. Play along that life is beautiful. Somehow I missed the memo, never heard the rules. For everyone in the game it’s a balm, but for those on the outside it feels off kilter, deranged, but you’re not sure if it’s you or everyone else so it must be you. When I do hear someone break out of character and say, things haven’t been good, somehow the air comes back into my lungs and I can breathe again. Was I holding my breath? I suppose I was, afraid to let out anything in fear of contaminating others and causing smiles to wither.


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Kipawa Harder

Nov 21, 2023 at 8:48pm

Whether you are rich or poor, we've become a society of putting on a face. Honesty is gone because we all want to be in the game.

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But don’t you know?

Nov 22, 2023 at 3:50am

Haven’t you heard that it’s not acceptable to be authentic anymore? No matter what is going on in your life you’re supposed to “just be positive”! Never acknowledge that you’re struggling. Always smile. Ignore the pain. No one likes a sad person! We live in the worst of times. It feels like the entire world is spinning out of control and everyone is just hanging on for dear life while pretending that they have it all. I’m so exhausted and I appreciate it so much when someone lets their guard down to tell the truth, because it feels so relatable. Most of us are struggling in some way, and we all need a hug!

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