Friends are people that we like spending time with. When we wear masks in front of them, it's mostly to keep them by our side. And we choose our friends. But we don't choose our peers. They simply live alongside us. Often, we want to impress them, ignore them, defy them, or rise above them. And it's easy to wear masks in front of them because they don't know us well enough to determine whether we're telling the truth or not. Besides that, sometimes we don't think they're entitled to know our true selves. But that doesn't mean that we should feed them lies and deceit.