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I Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me

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    I am only friends with people

    who are different from me, :P I dunno if that's a bad thing or not but I wish I did have someone I had almost everything on common with but I have such a divers interests from video game(I'm a game designer) care for animals(professional dog care), passion for food and cooking...
    bolahaming bolahaming 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 13

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    As long as you know most of what I say isn't

    serious you'll be alright ;)
    YourFantasyGirl92 YourFantasyGirl92 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I can be friends with just about anyone

    who wants to be friends with me. Being friends with people totally different from me means maybe I get to learn new things. How cool is that?!
    ABitOfConversation ABitOfConversation 46-50, F 3 Responses a week 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 1 Response May 11

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    skinny1102 skinny1102 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 3

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    JadeB08 JadeB08 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 16

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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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    Specially in big group everyone bonds with

    everyone else and form lasting friendships I'm not in this picture but my mom is
    belleolbes belleolbes 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    AquariusandLeoLove AquariusandLeoLove 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 2

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    EP opens up many possibilities

    for friendships and for finding out that none of us are really *totally* different from each other!
    Ahkeylee Ahkeylee 51-55 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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 Aug 8

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    I can get along with anyone,

    I just like talking to people. Literally cannot think of a person that I don't like
    camb1zzle camb1zzle 16-17, M 5 Responses Oct 28

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    I don't have a lot of friends

    but I can be friends with someone who is the exact opposite of me, we just need to get along.
    Snowboy6421 Snowboy6421 13-15, M Nov 17

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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'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 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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    loryR loryR 51-55, F 18 Responses Sep 30

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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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    It's so true. Like people

    that are completely opposite from me I can be friends with them(:
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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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 5 days ago

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    openmindedsmoker openmindedsmoker 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 would even be friends with a.

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

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    I'm pretty sure if some of my friends met my

    other friends, they'd really be worried about me.
    tricoastal tricoastal 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 16

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    We are all beautiful creatures,

    of this very beautiful rainbow,that makes us all these,lovely colors in the world.
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I like all people if they are cool

    and out going thats whats up
    marvel901jones marvel901jones 41-45, M 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...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 19 Responses Sep 12

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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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    Diversity of thought

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

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    My best friend is basically my polar opposite.

    We both like games and we both struggled in life... I think that's it.
    Vumsy Vumsy 18-21, M Nov 16

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    I LOVE different types of people,

    and I try surround myself with all types and kinds from the candy box ;) I have also found that in most cases... they teach me something about myself I didn't know was there :)
    Qwert143 Qwert143 22-25 3 Responses Oct 23

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    very true. I am friends with many people

    who are different then me. I haven't really met many people who are exactly like me. (or close to it) I met like...2 or 3 who I personally know lol.
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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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 5 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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    Met these 2 amazing people in Leeds yesterday.

    Was a great day. I met robert who's a total sweetheart and really cute, although he's all for the boys;) haha. So no chance there. He also pulls like the best funny faces ever. I also met Khea, who's really nice, so pretty and really funny. Hopefully I'll get really close...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's always fun meeting new people

    and getting to know them. Plus it gives you a break from your old friends!
    Refugeblue83 Refugeblue83 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 12

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    SoTrill SoTrill 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 14

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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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    I think it's funny how depending on

    which friends I'm around influences how I behave. When I'm with my Hispanic or black friends I'm funnier (in my opinion) and more aggressively affectionate (if that makes any sense). When I'm with my gay friends I'm a little more caring and open with my feeling and I all of a...
    koalafoot2 koalafoot2 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 3

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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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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 23

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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 7 Responses Oct 17

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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 4 days ago

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    Totally! Tbh I have friends

    who are more academically smarter than me, like my brainy science friends, my maths loving friends and my fun friends who love English. We all help each other out.
    MixedJayy MixedJayy 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 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 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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