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I Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me

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    Beautiful Flowers And Few Weeds

    I too hav a beautiful garden of many wild flowers,weeds. i never pull out the *pretty*weeds.(only the ugly ones) because they balance out the beauty. U can pick UR friends but' not Ur family..U want PPL that make U feel good .Nothing wrong with that!  
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    Societies labels, hmmm.

    Well straight to the point, I've been friends with a goth, hippy, drug dealer, potheads, crackheads, drunk heads, so called "disabled or mentally Ill" the list goes on. But yer
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Smile3ee Smile3ee 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    This is a HUGE group!

    I try to stay open to all types of people and I show each of them respect. I try to find positive qualities in each. There are plenty of people in the world who believe it is more important to be cautious and conservative in your judgements of others. Its like they believe...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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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 4 Responses Jan 19

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    For a start I'm Galician.

    ... There are people all over the world who have lived longer than me but done less than me in the twenty three years I have been alive! I'm not being arrogant, it's just I don't settle into what is comfortable, I challenge myself everyday. It certainly adds a zing to my...
    Catram21 Catram21 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    I like talking with people

    who have different ideas, unless they are close-minded, because I can expand my knowledge with them.
    InsanelySaneGuy InsanelySaneGuy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I have friends who either; don't wear shoes -

    ever, believe rocks have personalities and divine qualities, believe they have lived various past lives, are entirely left-side-of-the-brained, are up to 3x my age, are gay/bi-sexual, are moderately to very religious, smoke/drink/does drugs, are the crassest human beings out or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 7

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Surprising In a world of over 7billion people

    you'd be amazed by the amount of variety but sadly most people are similar deep down we have the same desires hopes, dreams most of us spend the weekends the same way the majority of us like films so on a large scale we are unique but on a smaller scale we are the same In a...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    quinlaocharlene quinlaocharlene 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Blackrain97 Blackrain97 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I really love making people feel good about

    themselves if they are down, I love talking and chatting to people all the time and making them feel on top of the world ❤️❤️😄
    charliemageewood charliemageewood 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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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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    LikeALullaby LikeALullaby 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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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 2 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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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 6 days ago

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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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    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Sure! If we can get along,

    I don't see the problem.
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    She's so different. We could not have been more

    opposite. Here I was, coming out of a morning workout, still in my gym stuff, perspiring, my hair all over the place. I knew I looked like a mess but I didn't care. No one messed with the only girl on the boys' wrestling team. Then I saw her at the locker beside mine. I had...
    lookingmybest lookingmybest 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    Im a heavily closeted transsexual female,

    but one of friends is a extremely religious transphobic girl, and my best friend is a nerdy, kinda chubby catholic who is like most catholics, but not as bigoted. Who are your friends?
    NicholeF99 NicholeF99 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 13

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    I see the good in everyone!

    Every person will have something about them that is annoying or disagreeable, but that shouldn't prevent you from being friends. We spend so much time judging people for their flaws that we overlook all their good traits.
    Smay59 Smay59 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    What would be the point of only being friends

    with people like me? It takes all sorts to make the world turn. And let's be honest, I'm not the most exhilarating company! Haha.
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    ok,then you can start to work being friend with

    me. cause ım totally different :/
    idunnowhttodo idunnowhttodo 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses May 11

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    I wonder if they feel the same about me?

    Or is our "friendship" only hopeful?
    missheidi missheidi 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    The best part about this is bringing together

    two people from totally different groups who you know will hit it off :) I love connecting people who might appreciate each other.
    missheidi missheidi 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I really like meeting new people

    who are not like me! They always seem to have something interesting to say and different things to teach me(:
    dolliaa dolliaa 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I thrive on Cognitive dissonance & dynamic

    tension. I practise disciplining my mind to see opportunities and offers in where others might perceive indifference or rejection.
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    Like I always say, you play nice,

    I play nice. I can agree to disagree if you can.
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    I have made a lot of new friends lately They r

    so so so different and sometimes it's hard to find stuff to do together but it doesn't stop me from being friends with them
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F Jul 5

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    My friends aren't interested in many of the

    same things I am. Such as any science, or furthering their educations. Our common bonds are weed, video games, sports and women. Four very important aspects to guy friendship. Haha.
    iSimplyAtheist iSimplyAtheist 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    A lot of people think its weird

    or wrong that I'm a christian and I'm sort of friends with a satanist. We're not the best of friends but we are friends. She even has an upside down cross tattooed on the inside of her bottom lip. She respects what i believe in and i don't force my beliefs on her. I think that's...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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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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    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...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F 1 Response May 26

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    I provide catering services to wealthy home

    owners in Southwest Michigan. Primarily over the summer. When the sunsets are beautiful, the sand is hot, and the drinks are on ice. My main client is a class-action lawyer from Chicago. He happens to be the best in his field. His home is roughly 6 million dollars. His wife is...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F Jul 4

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    I just love the diversity of having friends

    from every part of the world and every walk of life. I will go out of my way to find people who are totally different to me because I really am interested in them and what makes them tick. I want to know more about their countries, their jobs, what they're studying for, what...
    CarMechanic CarMechanic 66-70, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I hate when my friends are on there period they

    don't wanna do anything but sit and eat I wanna ducking swim but i can't cuz if her ugh she is sooo boring !!!!!
    megan1247 megan1247 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I think even though people might be different

    from one another, they can still connect to each other and still be friends.
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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 enjoy learning pretty much anything and everything in life. I like to dedicate all the time I have to becoming a better person and working towards my future which has resulted in...
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    I want to make friends with people who have kids text me at 781-202-6188
    silentpeanut silentpeanut 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well...yes.I have travelled since birth and seen a variety of lives and experiences.I was a very stimulated child with culture and cultures,history,books...and awesome mother <3...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I feel different... Whoever you are, if your reading this, I'm sorry that it doesn't make sense but I come with an odd problem or ability of feeling different while losing the...
    flopet17 flopet17 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7