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I Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me

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    Surely this is the whole point isn't it?

    If I was to hang out with myself, I'd probably end up fighting me by the end of the day. Different views and opinions and standpoints on things is the basis of all conversation, I love talking to people different to myself.
    IeuanTemplar IeuanTemplar 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    Unless you are a right wing extremist Bible

    thumper who thinks everything wrong in the world is Obama's fault. That's too different. Everybody else is ok though.
    maewest42 maewest42 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Matters Of The Heart

    I saw this group in random and just had to join. I am friends with a lot of people who are different from me in many areas in life. I was born with half a brain but yet I am friends with people who have whole brains. Even though I was born with physical disabilities that are not...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    I love people who are different from me!

    I guess the saying "opposites attract is very true in my case. I smile all the time, talk a lot once I get going, am extremely introverted most times (contradiction?), and I have a very positive outlook on life. For some reason, I seem to gravitate towards people who don't have...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Discord247 Discord247 18-21, M Mar 16

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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 13 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    Opposites Attract??

    My whole, my closest friends were completely opposite from me. I'm more reserved and to my self..I'm not gonna say shy because that word always reminds me of like a timid bunny..Lol. Anyway My friends were always the loud and outgoing type. I guess it was good becasue they helped...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    There's nothing rong with being friends with

    someone different than you. Not everyone has to be like you to be your friend😜
    megan515 megan515 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I prefer it. Tastes and life are

    so diverse. My mind is so diverse. There is no formula. You couldn't even begin to assume what I might like... never change to be someone I like, life evolves its not constructed. Dont like everything I like. I see through it. I have enough mirrors and I stare into my own all...
    SmashedUpSanity SmashedUpSanity 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 21

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    My friends are totally different from me,

    I'm quite they're loud, I'm independent they're dependant on me, they are wild and in comparison I'm boring but it kinda makes sense for us because they need me and I need them to make me fun
    Rebeccaej Rebeccaej 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 19

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    Hey if anyone wants a bro to talk to male

    or female add me on snapchat Avengel3076 or psn DeathDeniesMe ima hardcore gamer so kerp up
    Avengel Avengel 16-17, M Feb 6

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    Oh My Yes !

     Being from a small community, growing up with a very sheltered childhood.....I kind of broke out when I got grown up.  I met all sorts of people in my life's experiences, and you look close enough you see good in everyone.  Well, mind you... I doubt I'd ever...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    What is a true friend?

    A true friend says what they think their friend needs to hear even when they know that their friend may get angry. A true friend doesn't leave because they are afraid to be with you. A true friend doesn't leave when the fun stops and things get uncomfortable There are just of...
    halo198 halo198 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I love getting to know

    and learning from people who are different from me. So message me everyone :)
    Aly1607 Aly1607 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sometimes it's such a pleasure to meet people

    who are nothing like you, who can do the things you can't do, who come from a place you've never visited, who look at things differently, because there's a sense of wonder that they bring with them, an untold, unrecognised quality, like an unexpected gift.
    Brangwen Brangwen 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    i think that's about the only good thing about

    me , i just love having friends with different personalities and interests :) Tina <3
    tinathefreak tinathefreak 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    karlisensi karlisensi 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    You Are Who You Hang Out With...

    I have always gotten along with all types of people since I am pretty tolerant and open minded.  But for the most part I have usually befriended those with similar interests and beliefs up until the past year.  I started to desire different experiences and...
    want2Bhappy want2Bhappy 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2008

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    😁

    Love to make friends until you brake the ice !
    Dharmik0417 Dharmik0417 18-21, M Nov 27, 2013

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    I actually enjoy hearing how someone else feels

    about certain things & how different they do things..
    Brandonxx Brandonxx 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I prefer my friends to all be unique in their

    own ways. I don't like everyone being just like me. I try to meet different people but then in the end they end up more like me because they all say I "inspire" them. People say copying is the biggest form of flattery but I would rather people just be themselves and different in...
    laceebell laceebell 26-30, F Jan 26

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    My First Year

    In the second semester of my first year, I took a course in the history of Israel. I was the only African American student in the room, yet I was mostly unaware. But as other students came in, they asked me if I was sure that I was in the right room.  I was like, no, this is a...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    Pastelcats Pastelcats 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 6

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    SomeoneWhoBeenThroughIt SomeoneWhoBeenThroughIt 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    C'mon In

    Just because you're different from me, that doesn't have a thing to do with us being friends. All my life I've never really "belonged" to any one group because I've always had friendships outside of it that the others in the group just couldn't wrap their heads around. When I...
    ngdi ngdi 36-40, M 5 Responses May 3, 2012

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    Hello everybody, im new

    for this place. Im 20, im christianity and im from Thailand where most people know as LAND OF SMILE. I hope to make a relationship with new friends and I love learning as well. Hope to talk and share my experience each day with awesome people like u guys^^
    PiaoPremi PiaoPremi 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    How fun would it be to always be friends with

    someone just like you? Egads!
    AnnieAlways AnnieAlways 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Hearing it from him, I felt sad

    and angry - " I don't like talking to you anymore except for work concerns that' s all what I want. Can't you see? I am very tired of pretending!" He was kept silent and I left. I was ready to take all the consequences after which conversation. Either our friendship would end...
    BRATNER BRATNER 22-25 3 days ago

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    samanthathegreat samanthathegreat 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I just want to make friends So hit me up

    for a chat if you want :)
    BorderingInsane BorderingInsane 13-15, M Feb 24

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    Not That I Have A Choice! Lol!!!

    I'm an oddball. The proverbial square peg, as it were. I love all kinds of people. I don't care about race, color, creed, sexuality, religion, politics or any of the various labels we human being define ourselves by. I love the individual. I find the differences between us...
    DarknessCalls DarknessCalls 41-45, T 3 Responses May 4, 2011

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    People say that I'm a really easy person to

    talk to. I feel like I can understand people really well...just by looking into their eyes. I've been told I have a very bubbly,sweet and goofy personality. I've been through so much and I feel as if I look into someone else's perspective I'll understand how they feel. I'm...
    brianag96 brianag96 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I have friends of all races.

    A lot of my friends (Caucasians and Asians) think it's weird that I have friends who are black and say things like "yo dawg" or "sup my n****" and have the baggy pants. Well guess what, I don't care what you think I can be friends with whoever I want to friends with.
    ben13579 ben13579 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    Love New Interesting People ...

    Of we were all the same that would be so boring :)
    Suzi504 Suzi504 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    samanthathegreat samanthathegreat 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Who Would Want To Be The Same

    It would be a very dull and boring world to live in if everyone was the same. That's why everyone is different  to make the world a better place for each other. They make your life a little brighter each day.
    Lizzy2046 Lizzy2046 46-50, F 22 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    This is completely me,

    but I have a bad habit of being friends with people that are too different and then they don't like each other, and then parties get weird...
    Aacxis Aacxis 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I embrace what you are

    and don't poke at things you don't want to change for yourself
    Sweetchick5 Sweetchick5 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Friends

    in my life I have had several good women friends...but have always maintained that I would hate to live in a society where the men and women are basically segregated...then I went to prison...and in my ten years there I made wonderful friends who are all very different from each...
    wickedlittlepixie wickedlittlepixie 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    Faith

    I am a Christian and my faith means a lot to me. Yet, I have friends from all sorts of backgrounds... Atheists, Agnostics, Muslims, Baha'i, Sikh. Because I believe people can be friends even if they disagree on some things. Sadly, when we watch the news (or even some internet...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2012

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    people shouldn't *****

    because no one is perfect.
    hollywilliams101 hollywilliams101 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    RobJoseph RobJoseph 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 12

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    iDntCurr iDntCurr 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    As early as I can remember.

    .. I've always accepted everyone. Been sexually attracted to all colors and genders. I'm married and half of my wedding party was gay (men and women). My mom was. Hippie and I'm pretty sure you would say I am too. I love you.
    Cumminsgurl Cumminsgurl 31-35, F Feb 18

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    Why would I want to only b friends with people

    just like me? I would never have new and exciting experiences. I prefer to b friends with those totally different from me so I can learn about different cultures, by becoming more diverse.
    tah34 tah34 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    thaxton thaxton 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    amarie0710 amarie0710 22-25, F Apr 4

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    One of the first people to talk to me

    when I went back to public school was one of the few people to stick with me throughout the rest of the time I have spent there. They stuck with me despite our differences. When I first got there, I had no opinion. No mind of my own. I didn't agree or disagree with anything...
    IcyDragon IcyDragon 16-17, F Feb 23

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    So is it weird that I am friends with my ex? We had a crazy relationship but that was almost two years ago. We both have moved on but people think that because we hang out, we...
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    I love talking to older people they seem to understand me way better and they can deal with my tantrums better hahah :)
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    hello i want to tell life story.She is from Azerbaijan former soviet republic .This country belongs neither europe nor asia the culture and people mixed.She married man.This man...
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    At least once in my life, I want a friends with benefits. It could be fun, who knows.
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 12 Responses Mar 25

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