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I Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me

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    think i found one already

    who is super awesome.... fingers crossed
    Danteh11 Danteh11 22-25, M Aug 8

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    My best friend is my complete opposite.

    She's a bit of materialistic, I'm simple, she's a pain in the arse, I'm a bit tamed (sometimes), she can't go a day without her phone, I can go a year without my phone, she likes to talk, I like to listen, she hates reading, I live to read. She likes Justin Bieber/ Chris Brown...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 30

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    I can be a friend with just about any body,

    even senile old men make me laugh some times.
    Karinamvedo Karinamvedo 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 20

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    Not everyone is like this

    but I wish they were.
    lexisavoie lexisavoie 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I enjoy hearing people's life stories.

    Without diversity, life would be boring. It's our differences that can make life worthwhile
    Lsj01 Lsj01 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 14

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    I am sure it will be a good experience to know

    people around the world with different thinking and mindsets... Happy friendship...
    ShantanuD ShantanuD 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    AmyXLoves AmyXLoves 13-15, F 15 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to be surrounded my strong people Wise

    and experienced people in life People I feel yes feel including think are special people because they are different from society Not by looks but their their personality and the frequency they give off I want to be around creative people People who are deeply passionate about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 26

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    I can be friends with total opposite of me

    Granted Im a different breed and think and do things different does not mean we cant be friends. Who knows may learn something.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    why is it so hard for me to make friends?

    i don't think i'm a horrible person.. i just dont know how to open up to anyone, i'm terrified that they'll find me too boring or plain.
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses Jul 30

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    Let's be clear, I'm not meaning l can

    and will be friends with everyone, my arrogance and ignorance radar is well tuned and l have no respect or tolerance for rudeness either! With that said, I'm talking about conversing with people who have different life experiences, outlooks and opinions from me. I enjoy a good...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 16 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    My name is James. I have "friends" totally

    diffrent from me. I have "friends" from 5-6th grade that i left because they never really were friends, they were just looking for fame and attention. So i left and went to another school were everyone were totally diffrent from me it felt like. So on the first days i was really...
    jamessweden jamessweden 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    While visiting Panama,

    I took a trip with a bunch of tourists to the San Blas Islands. Four Germans, a Canadian, a French girl, an Italian living in the UK, one New Yorker and me an American Navy brat with no regional culture. I never felt more at home than I did with this group of people. We spent...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 14

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    I can be friends but my only wish don't love me

    if I make some wrong or please don't block me it will hurt me much.
    verlaidamendoza28 verlaidamendoza28 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Most are my friends are different

    and I love that! It's great to hear about people's experiences and adventures in this crazy world
    Dnate82 Dnate82 31-35, M Aug 10

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    I just made friends with a scary sheep :D He

    head-butts everyone except for me :D I love that guy and he loves me lol
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    I have met some amazing people using the

    Internet people I grew to love but never met but you feel that you can speak to about so many things!
    SamM1057 SamM1057 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    The word "friends" is probably a stretch

    but I can associate with anyone I believe I'm very confident in my ability, although if it doesn't work out I'll probably resort to taunts and violence.
    RegANONdixo RegANONdixo 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I already have some weird friends in my list,

    (not here obviously) and I love them because they don't change for my sake.I think that's a good mentality to be oneself and I respect that.
    PG90 PG90 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    My best friends and I are very different.

    We come from very different backgrounds and believe diffrent things. Many times we marvel at how close we are and how it was literally an accident. A random reconnection one Wed afternoon over year ago. We talk about anything and everything. My life is so much better with...
    Sassychick06 Sassychick06 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    mobatest mobatest 26-30, F Aug 14

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    openmindedsmoker openmindedsmoker 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    I like to befriend everyone!

    And I really mean that when I say it. I appreciate everyone's differences! I would say I'm pretty easy-going. In school I was friends with people from every social group...nerds, stoners, choir kids, popular kids, jocks, loners, cheerleaders, band geeks, emos, outcasts. I'm...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 26-30, F 13 Responses Aug 4

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    Don't you just love it

    when you find out your best friend is gay?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Walking away from a friendship

    that no longer benefits you isn't wrong; it means you're a stronger person for doing so. Being able to accept that this person is not inherently bad, just bad for you and your life, is what makes you noble. You are allowed to terminate toxic relashionships. You have to...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    It is amazing all the different walks of life

    people come from. I love getting to know new people.
    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 10

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    kyliethainsucks kyliethainsucks 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 15

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    I don't care who you are

    if you are nice to me I am nice to you.
    bamala bamala 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    In fact I am. My best friend

    and I are complete opposites, yet somehow we manage to get along. He's an atheist, I'm a Christian. I'm a police officer and he's the biggest stoner I've ever met, which often causes more problems than religious differences. He's also bisexual and has a crush on me, which I don...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 10

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    And that's what make my friendship with you

    guys unique, you know who you are. I don't care that millions of people can see this cause it doesn't matter. You two make my life easier and funnier and fuller! Thank you!
    hannapanna hannapanna 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I accept people for who they are.

    It's just that simple.
    unbrokenground unbrokenground 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    loryR loryR 51-55, F 17 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    However, a level of intelligence is always

    appreciated. I don't necessarily mind seeing your ****, but a simple hello and a discussion of who you are would be nice. An approach that inspires is more intellectual. Words about you not photos of your ****, your ***, flowers, or scenes of lovers getting it on...... Do you...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 12 Responses Feb 19

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    I think having friends

    that are different makes the relationship more interesting and fun. ??
    LiveLaughLove1996 LiveLaughLove1996 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 7

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    All my friends are different

    as I am. I love to meet people who are totally different from me, I can learn something new and it's exciting.
    perrilive perrilive 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 3

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    Everyone is different

    and unique which is why people connect so well with other people. Would you really enjoy talking to someone who is exactly like you? I actually need us to be different so we can have conversations that are dufferent everytime we talk. I like learning new things about people. At...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Amongst my friends I know Christians,

    Pagans, Wiccans, Atheists, Agnostics and even a Mormon or two :) Just because people are different doesn't mean we can't get along with them.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    I am Jewish. So many people around the world

    hate us, hate me. I have done little harm I am aware of! I have non-Jewish friends! I value these friendships immensely!
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 28 Responses Jan 25

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    I love meeting new and weird ppl.

    bc I can be my ernegery self, and bc is more fun, than meeting normal ppl
    theThunder1123 theThunder1123 22-25, M Aug 8

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    those make the best friends diversity makes the

    world go round if we only were comfortable with people who were too alike wed all be lost and ugnorant
    cl79 cl79 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    JadeB08 JadeB08 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    I want to make real true friends I can talk to

    all the time, tell anything and have a long sweet relationship guys or girls
    skittlequeen skittlequeen 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    georgeristick georgeristick 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I'd really like to make new friends

    so feel free to message me! I'm easy to talk to and I dont judge,
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 2

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    I have friends who's interests

    and personalities are very different if not completely opposite of mine. As long as you see value in each other and cherish each other's feelings that's all that matters. Number one respect each other. Number two have fun!!
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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