The Invisible Mask

The Invisible Mask 1

You must be thinking I’m here to talk about some superhero disguised in a mask, his face invisible to others. Something like batman, or spider man? Well, NO!

I’m here to talk about us. Yes folks! We all wear masks, invisible, but we do.


And we just don’t wear them, we also keep changing the masks; every day, every time. These masks have become means of defining us. We are no more what we really are, but what our masks reveals to others. What do you mean by invisible masks? What does it comprise of?

All the expectations that people have from you, how they want you to be; and neglecting what you are. The people who make a sketch of you from the rumors they hear about you. The way society thinks about you. And of course , neighbors and relatives constantly keep poking you. How each day turns out to be so hard and yet you put a smile on your face,hiding the tears. All of these along with tons of other things create this invisible mask around your face, making you be someone you are not, someone you don’t want to be, yet are forced to.

It’s easy to spot a mask that is visible, but you never know how heavy the invisible mask is; how much weight that person is carrying of the mask that he’s forced to wear.

Can’t we live a life, mask-free; being who we really are? Is it that difficult to believe in yourself? Are you a bird caught by these people and forced to be caged? Don’t you want to spread your wings, breathe in all the air that your lungs could possibly hold, and fly high; so that the sky is all yours! Are you going to exist on the terms and conditions of others?


LIVE. It merely does not means to breathing and going through all biological stuff. It means to live every moment of your life, as if it’s your last. To believe in yourself, even when no one does. Because in the end, you need no one but yourself. You are your own savior. You are what you choose to be.

Believe in yourself. Tear off the mask and throw it. Be who you are, and do what you want to. You are the author of your life; don’t let others write it. Life is too short to live according to rules and regulations of other people. Here people include the onesyou don’t know and also the ones you know. It’s a hard thing, right, to go against them. Don’t you think it’s even harder, to go against your own wish, your heart’s will, the only thing your soul longs for.

Make them understand the reason why you want to be you, and not what they want you to be. Don’t let them manipulate you in being someone else. Instead make yourself manipulative. Set your self free from the invisible cage. Remove the invisible mask that hides your true self.


“Masks beneath masks until suddenly the bare bloodless skull.”
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

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