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I Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me

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    Hello Stranger!

    Thanks to EP, I know that I can love a fervent Christian, an avowed Republican, people who are wealthy... EP has really granted me the opportunity to care for someone before ferreting out the ways that we differ. And it's a blessing because I've realized that you can be friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    loryR loryR 51-55, F 20 Responses Sep 30

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    It's so true. Like people

    that are completely opposite from me I can be friends with them(:
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 12

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    yeah its real easy. its call don't be an A-hole

    to people different from you. I have a very accepting nature so I don't judge people for what they are. some people aren't particularly my type but i'm not gonna treat them any less than I would a friend. It's just not in my nature to be mean to people. maybe it's because I was...
    TGDOGG TGDOGG 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 7

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    my friends is so different

    than me..they use to laugh but me??just quiet and getting out of their trips and I hate to be lonely ..I hope that someday they can understand my feelings
    khristinelopez khristinelopez 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I run a charity that feeds homeless people in

    our town-they have a cooked meal three times a week-catering for about 40 at each meal-we have to raise our money from table sales and donations-doing this we meet every type of person-talk and befriend them-the charity has been running for over 27 yrs.
    charles678 charles678 70+, M 4 Responses Sep 20

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    jackieomglol jackieomglol 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 6

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    I am a great person. I can befriend any

    and everyone. Seems like once I start the friendship we can best friends til the end. As the relationship goes on, the time spent and hanging out get more shorter everyday. We begin to text less, talk less and it seems like our friendship was just focused around free parties...
    moeco moeco 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Just as long as no one tries to act better

    than me, we will go just fine X3
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 30

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    Sometimes I like to talk with different kind of

    people. It's a good way to discover life
    aleph77 aleph77 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    Its so strange. All my friends are a different

    ethnicity, religion, skin color, with different, different personalities and we all get along we grew up as sisters. We have a connection because we all respect each other's differences. It's something I'll forever be grateful for.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I'm a woman and some of my best friends are men!

    I work with a crazy gang of guys who spend time on practical jokes!
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    Diversity of thought

    and opinion is stimulating.
    Cautiouslyr3ckless Cautiouslyr3ckless 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I can be friends with people from a wide range

    of difference. It varies from oldschool nerds to contemporary ******* or even mixed! I'm the kind of in between these two, so maybe that's why. Most importantly, I don't judge. So maybe that's why!
    pnsrstw pnsrstw 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I am easy to get along with.

    I just love making friends and making everyone feel special. :)
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    My EP name is based off of two of my favourite

    people. One - Ewan McGregor a British based Actor (think Starwars and TrainSpotting) and the 117 is from the Halo Video Game series - Master Chief 117, or his real call sign Sierra 117. :P hby EP name, what is the meaning behind it?
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 12

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    I don't care if I'm with the nerds,

    popular, normal or isolated people. I want to friends with everyone. I want to get to know people more. I was a popular kid in my old school but then I transferred to a new school and I started being with different people. The normal ones, the weird ones and the popular ones...
    dreadedpast dreadedpast 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I am friends with people of all ages,

    races, religion and from all walks of life. I don't see differences between them, I think a lot can be gained and I think myself lucky to have found such a diverse range of people. Even if you do not agree with someones views it does not mean you cannot be friends or they do...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't care if you are skinny,

    fat, ugly, tall, short, straight, gay, or bi. I will totally be friends with you and still love you for the way you are. You can always be yourself around me. I don't judge people for who they are and I never will. :)
    musicislife15 musicislife15 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 31

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    I Believe that having friends from all

    different backgrounds is what made me who I am today. Just listening to different stories, cultures, perspectives can truly change your own way of thinking.
    TJF0119 TJF0119 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    Me and my best friend are completely different

    in every single way. We are going on our 10th year of being stuck to each others side. Well kinda. She moved when we were in elementary school. We lost contact but we still thought about each other. It had been 9 years without seeing or talking to each other when I moved to a...
    CatySansom CatySansom 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    “I have known the joy

    and pain of friendship. I have served and been served. I have made some good enemies for which I am not a bit sorry. I have loved unselfishly, and I have fondled hatred with the red-hot tongs of Hell. That's living.”
    selassie2014 selassie2014 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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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...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 21 Responses Sep 12

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    openmindedsmoker openmindedsmoker 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Who would want a crayon box

    that only has one color? Or a monotone world where all buildings are the same architecture? Not for me. The only lease breaker is a lack of respect for the other person. While I don't particularly seek out people who are different,I enjoy variety in most things. I'm constantly...
    mailcall mailcall 36-40, F 1 Response May 11

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    Smileprettyface Smileprettyface 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    I actually rather prefer it.

    I am with me all day, I enjoy someone different. I get bored with myself sometimes.
    3Dogmatic 3Dogmatic 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    Most of my friends are very different from me

    like we only have one thing in common if that
    mrloweco mrloweco 18-21, M Oct 11

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    I would even be friends with a.

    . a.. a mayo lover!
    ketchuplover24 ketchuplover24 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 19

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    People different from me are some of the most

    AWESOMENESS people in the world!!!!!
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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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

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    The title says it all!

    I absolutely love meeting people completely different from me. You have so much to talk about & so many different experiences & interests and it's so fascinating. A lot of my friends are nothing like me & that's what makes the friendship stronger. When you're the same, you run...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Cody is such a pain in the butt.

    While I was putting my shirt on he grabbed my shirt and ran off. I was so glad I had a tank top on. Oh and he did the same damn thing with my shoes but he gave my shirt back I had to hunt down my shoes. I found a note on the door to the guys bathroom that that's where my shoes...
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    I am an easygoing individual get along with

    people of all, Iam a cook on the Bering sea for 49 men, with me being the minority. We have menvfrom Japan,Vietnam, Samoans etc.. The one thing I have learned is Prejudicies are far more prevelant amongst cultures we control or defeated. They HATE US. However. The walls come...
    longshoreman66 longshoreman66 46-50, M Oct 11

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    I accept people for who they are.

    Everyone is different and that makes the world an interesting place to live in.
    kickthewall kickthewall 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Oh yeah he way different then me

    but still my friend!!
    FindingTheRealMe FindingTheRealMe 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I have strong opinions on a plethora of things.

    As I have gotten older, I am getting better at not trying to convince everyone, of the obvious correctness of my stated opinions. I am finally realizing that I am not always right, no matter how strongly I feel I am. And even if I am right, there is not always a need to point it...
    Luvhugeuptop Luvhugeuptop 46-50, M 9 Responses Oct 9

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    Usually way older than me.

    ..children love spending time with me...and for the most part I tend to get along with most people since I dislike judging or stereotyping...the world is full of beautiful people of all shapes,colors,and different ways of thinking :)
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 11

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    My best friend and I are completely different

    and still we are inseparable!
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I enjoy people who are way different

    than me because they make things more interesting. You can learn about a different perspective of something or just cool new things. Is rather be friends with someone different than someone like me
    sassykayla sassykayla 16-17, F Jun 17

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    Can somebody help me to improve my English

    language ...I want to chat on viber
    simky simky 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    Accepting others as they are is key!

    I enjoy learning how other people see the world, so many different perspectives. If we are only stuck to liking one type of people then you come off as closed minded and you can't see past a curtain that reveals so many interesting people and ways of thinking! Why not accept...
    Moniqueismyname1 Moniqueismyname1 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 29

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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 12 Responses Aug 11

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    I am close friends with a whole bunch of people

    they are all different to me and all have different problems going on in their life that I haven't gone through. Two of my close friends are (nerds or geeks) as people call them. They are very smart getting A and A* in subjects. What makes them different from each other is the...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    I don't even know why I put this one down.

    .. Obviously skin color, sexuality, religion, the works makes no difference to me. It's the people who are ******** that I have a problem with. The guy who always tries to impress people is the worst. (Walks into class making an obvious deal about his leg hurting when it really...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    I'm young, they might be old.

    I'm educated, they might be dumb. I'm female, they might be male. I'm a biker, they have a car! It takes all sorts to make this world. I would hate to miss out on learning about something new because of differences.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    I'm not a judgmental person: I like to see

    people appreciate who they are not what the world tells them to be.
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    I guess I know how to adjust

    and understand people...? 😊
    itsveee itsveee 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I think the world would be a really boring place

    if we only sought out those who were exactly like us. The more different someone is from you, the more you have to talk to them about. I have had two pen pals. One was from another state, and the other was from another country. When I corresponded with both of them, we...
    AKLady14 AKLady14 26-30, F 1 Response May 26

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    beyond05 beyond05 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 14

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    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    The thing I love the most is the different ways

    with which people cope with trauma and abuse and so on. The diversity is amazing. I love that just because someone behaves differently or perceives the world differently from myself I can still deeply connect with that person. All my strong bonds, although rare to find, are with...
    Lucienn Lucienn 22-25, T 1 Response Aug 24

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    SoTrill SoTrill 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 14

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