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I Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me

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    I can get along with just about everyone.

    I say just about because there are people out there who don't like me because they don't want to get to know me because I'm different. But I surround myself with people who are different than I am. I love that about them! Their differences make them who they are and help me...
    kbian34 kbian34 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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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 1 Response Jul 4

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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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    Recognize differences

    and appreciate them. It adds to the friendship.
    Penny5 Penny5 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    There are none so different to me

    than men! I'm friendly! I am really! I talk with strangers a lot!
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 have a friend - well a far relative.

    He lives one hour away from me. He used to come over ALOT of times and we used to go out and have some fun. :) we used to go watch movies, bowling, go carting and do many more things. :) he had the best sense of humour ever! He used to make things in to jokes - which were...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I guess I know how to adjust

    and understand people...? 😊
    itsveee itsveee 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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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    LikeALullaby LikeALullaby 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I can be friends with you

    even if you hate the things that I like... I'm sure that we have something in common and if not it's still nice to know you... The more friends you have the better
    D3fau1THack3R D3fau1THack3R 18-21, M Aug 24

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    Matters not what you look like,

    it matters what is between your ears...
    3dogmatic 3dogmatic 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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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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    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 7 Responses Jul 13

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    if there is someone wth six finger,

    or three legs, can message me
    idunnowhttodo idunnowhttodo 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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    I have a couple of friends,

    like 3 who i hang out te most, and they are like completly different from eachother al witha difrent lifephase and all come from a complete difrent backrounds and inviroment, with al other ideas about life, society and riligionbut i can al relate to them and they with the thing...
    Warrierworrier Warrierworrier 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Well, I can get along with people totally

    different from me, though I only rarely make the deeper connections I refer to as friendship. Such people can also be quite different from me, but I tend to find the people I keep really close are close to me in values too.
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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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 6 Responses Aug 17

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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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    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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    Hell I'm in love with one.

    I'm christian and he's pagan! How it works you may ask? Well I'm the type of Christian that is open minded and accepts people for who they are!! Which is what all Christians should be.
    Squid10101 Squid10101 18-21, F 2 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 4 Responses Aug 12

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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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    NyCeGuY4URdreamzz NyCeGuY4URdreamzz 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I made friends with a girl

    who has friends who smoke cigarettes and marijuana. I would never do either, but we chill together and stuff. I freaked out a little bit, but now I'm just like, ok, that's their life, they do what they want to do, more power to them.
    mandarin125 mandarin125 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    I'm confused. If I'm supposed to love everyone,

    should I love homosexuals? Is that an acceptable alternative lifestyle ?
    brinahU brinahU 18-21, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Yeah, I can pretty much get along with anyone.

    One of my favorite quotes is: Why take up enimity when you can be friends. I love brunettes. Js.(Just saying)
    TrueMiracle TrueMiracle 18-21, M Aug 18

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    SoulInfluence SoulInfluence 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 13

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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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    I love this statement !

    All of my friends are so unique and completely different from each other and myself ! My world would be so empty without them ❤️😘❤️
    NoTuRtYpE78 NoTuRtYpE78 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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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 never imagined I'd be

    as close as I am to my friend because we're so different! I'm a complete virgin & she's sucked off half the guys in my year! We're so different but I love her all the same :) xx
    NerdNotGeek NerdNotGeek 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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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 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 24

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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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    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 Jul 29

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    I am accepting of pretty much everyone.

    Great conversations can be had across different types of people, and much can be discovered. All I ask is that you are genuine. Nothing more, nothing less.
    3dogmatic 3dogmatic 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 19

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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 1 day ago

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    openmindedsmoker openmindedsmoker 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    Smile3ee Smile3ee 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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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 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 love Ross Matthews lol.

    He's the gay best friend I've always wanted.
    genuine94 genuine94 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    MagicalKitty MagicalKitty 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    from me in various aspects
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    I have so many friends

    that are completely different than me. I might argue with them sometimes due to the differences but I respect them and they will always be my friends. I'm a bit of a liberal and one of my best friends is a complete conservative. We have so many political discussions but we...
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