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I Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me

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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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    If only closed minded people came with a closed

    mouth πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    openmindedsmoker openmindedsmoker 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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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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    We can all be friends!

    Friendship is awesome lol and then ppl would never fight or argue cuz that's annoying
    CrystalMuffins CrystalMuffins 13-15, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I sometimes wonder what it is about me

    that seems to attract people who are so vastly different than me? I look at my current friends and think "wow, I'm nothing like this person"... is it because I'm grounded? weird? geeky? or I'm great to take to the bar because I take good drunk selfies? I'm going out with a...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    Oh yeah, no worries here.

    I was in the armed forces for a long time. I have great friends from all walks of life. This is an easy thing for me.
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    ugly78 ugly78 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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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. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    Hey everyone. I'm new to this.

    ..seems pretty interesting and very "deep"... How is everyone and where is everyone from? I'm from England!
    westiegirl8998 westiegirl8998 22-25, F 25 Responses Jan 24

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    kyliethainsucks kyliethainsucks 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 15

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    I'm really anti social

    but I can be great friends with people that are social
    edy133 edy133 13-15, F 1 Response May 31

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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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    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 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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    I think im falling in love with a very good

    friend of my. Sometimes i think she is beautiful but sometimes i think she is ugly and looks like a hobo. But last friday she was kind of beautifull and i wanted to hug her. I dont know what to do. maybe i should just tell her.
    xWikish xWikish 16-17, M 3 Responses May 31

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    JadeB08 JadeB08 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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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,
    nessa1357 nessa1357 18-21, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have become content with people not wanting

    to talk with me because I am married or because I may be a different race from them. I guess everyone has their own preferences of the kind of people they wish to speak with. At the same time, people become so blinded by these things they may miss out on talking to a great...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I like having friends

    that like the same things that I do...or at least some things...but I also enjoy having friends that are totally opposite of me. You learn more from them. Like I'm insecure, introverted, shy to an extent, cynical, negative...geez I THINK I have some good traits somewhere!!LOL...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    Once I get to know someone,

    it's really a matter of if I have a connection with them. It's how I can say I've had a wide range of friends in my life from all sorts of backgrounds. Kinda cool actually.
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 18-21, M May 31

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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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    Fight your cause , not the person ,

    separating yourself or hating people for their ideas , beliefs or thoughts because they are different from yours Is unlike going to a physician who diagnoses you with a repulsive communicable disease , instead of treating it to fight it he beats you up insteadNeither make sense...
    missreeedy missreeedy 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    I want to make new friends from anywhere

    because I enjoy learning about different cultures and I think there is strength in diversity.
    Shyviolet2 Shyviolet2 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    Lexiandmattforever Lexiandmattforever 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    My friends think im crazy

    that i talk to "geeks". But i think that the geeks are nice and that my friends should shut up. I think everybody is the same and it doesnt matter if you are a geek or not. i just wanna talk to everybody but i dont want to lose my friends either. What should i do?
    xWikish xWikish 16-17, M 8 Responses May 31

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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, 2014

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

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    The only thing we need to have in common is

    respect for each other. We don't even need to enjoy the same things, like or love the same things. For casual acquaintances, ironically, the bar might be higher, because you tend to need something in common to tolerate someone who isn't building a relationship with you.
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    Tell me what color panties you are wearing.

    ...and I will tell your fortune
    6pervert9 6pervert9 70+, M 3 Responses Jun 20

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    Most of my friends wear leather

    and spikes, have Mohawks, and listen to angry music. I'm the biggest prep ever.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 28

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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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    I need new people to talk to?

    maybe girls? please! font be shy, hmu.
    WeighMeDown WeighMeDown 16-17, F Jun 17

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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 29 Responses Jan 25

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    Lexiandmattforever Lexiandmattforever 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    All of my friends are completely different to

    each other, and a lot of them are very different from me, so yeah...
    TheOtherOne17 TheOtherOne17 16-17, M 4 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 9 Responses Jun 3

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    cowboymike1976 cowboymike1976 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Yeah! So much, that guys end up crushing on me

    and falling in love, because I end up making them feel really comfortable around me, which makes them open up and share things they don't, otherwise. Am I a flirt? I'm bored of hearing about how easy I am to get along with. I wish I had the chance to say that to someone and be...
    mridulaharihar mridulaharihar 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    happyuniverxe happyuniverxe 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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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    I'm looking for friends

    for clean chat. Add me to your circles and message me if you want to be friends.
    rick357 rick357 22-25, M 1 Response May 6

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    Best way to find friends i find is never to go

    through friends list of people your friends with but start a fresh search with a different and genuine interest of yours. I say this but i haven't made new friends in the RL in the new city i live in yet and its been 6months
    adamlancer22 adamlancer22 22-25, M 1 Response May 15

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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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    If anyone wants to be friends feel free to

    message me:') Female 18. American living in Egypt. I love books and coffee and rainy days!
    Horrendousxdreamer Horrendousxdreamer 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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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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