Sadness in Happiness

There is people all throughout the world who put on a fake smile whenever they are around people. Usually the people who do this are actually the people who seem to be the happiest people and the class-clowns. In public they happy and seem to have no worries, but the second they are alone they are actually sad and even depressed. They feel like they can’t be upset when they are around people because it is not who they are. They may feel judged and out of place. The happiest people are sometimes actually the saddest.

People don’t think of looking for the sadness in those peoples lives, because they’re is no need to. Sadness comes up on anyone, it will go to anyone whether they are the most outgoing person in the world or just a quite good person. It is noticeable in most people, but the people that you would think are okay and don’t struggle with sadness are probably the people who need help the most.

Mike Bockrath for example. My brother and Mike were very close friends and Mike was over my house all of the time, so I grew to be pretty good friends with him. He was the man in the school. He had the swagger, the attitude, and the persona of a kid who was on top of the world. Nobody expected what was going to happen, but it did. He was obviously struggling with what was happening, but nobody ever thought that he would be. So nobody offered any help. 

So look out for the smallest signs in a friend or a classmate because it could save a life.


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  1. This is a powerful piece. I think the layout could be improved…and the graphic doesn’t really add the seriousness that the text implies…but you substitute “it” for Michael’s suicide….painful words should not hide under ambiguity.
    deeply reflective;
    written in an interesting style and voice; words used are carefully chosen, memorable, and bring the content to life;
    sentence fluency is smooth and naturally expressive
    all words spelled correctly; grammar errors (“Mike Bockrath is an example”); formatting makes the post more interesting and easier to read; multimedia may not add to post; several links to places that add to readers understanding; links are relevant and “flow” within the content; post is not categorized or tagged


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