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I Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me

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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, 2014

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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 5 Responses Jan 3

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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 35 Responses 4 days ago

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    Clllay Clllay 13-15, M Jan 10

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 6 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    UGH! What do i do?? I was texting my best

    friend, and then i said something i guess to her is offensive and i apologized and tried to understand why it offended her, but now shes completely ignoring me... What i said, it was not suppsed to be rude or anythjng but im SO ANGRY! Why do i feel like its my fault tho?!! ITS...
    Wehtt4m Wehtt4m 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 13

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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, 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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    lisen, let my words make agreement

    and fun with you your turn i lisen, we laugh at what you say, i say say something also and you laugh "...but where is that at?
    TodayForay TodayForay 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    I think that you don't have to agree on

    absolutely everything to be able to share a friendship. I'm aware that there are other types of people, lifestyles and opinions out there. And I'm open to learning about them.
    evieas123 evieas123 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I've got friends from different ages,

    races,colours,even faiths! What connects us is far more important than anything that divides us ! We met through various jobs or projects I've worked on or areas I've lived in. And remained friends. A while back I was into dinner parties. And once a month I'd host a dinner party...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13

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

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    Hello am mj and am new here,

    i just want to have friends sll over the country
    mjmaegawa mjmaegawa 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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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 5 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    Just looking for a friends

    and ended up here, it's nice to know that somewhere out there willing to be friends😐😐😐😐😐
    mjmaegawa mjmaegawa 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 17

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I get along with most people.

    I can generally can start a conversation and learn more about them. if you just let them talk they will tell you anything.
    tacobilly tacobilly 36-40 2 Responses Jan 15

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    keem15 keem15 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    alexlinu alexlinu 13-15, M Dec 11, 2014

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    I can be friends with people

    who are totally different than me. I hope, I can. I will try.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 19, 2014

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    I can be friends with absolutely anybody.

    No matter what religion, race, gender, sexuality or whatever you are, as long as you're not a ***** or a ******, I will like you and be friends with you. I just can't see why everybody else can't think the same way.
    DazzledAnimal DazzledAnimal 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 22, 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 26 Responses 5 days ago

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    Something that has come up a lot lately is

    people asking me my opinion about their lifestyle/choices. I am one that accepts people for who they are as long as they are not harming themselves or others. I don't judge people about their choices since I don't know what they've been through. I think people focus so much on...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Oh I've got friends who are older.

    Younger. Much much younger.! Just because my attitude is to take people as you find them. I've known many older people whom I was supposed to respect and look up to. And they turned out to be complete kids! Stroppy. Must get their own way, kids! Similarly. I've also met...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 11

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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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    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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    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 17 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    Diversity of thought

    and opinion is stimulating.
    Cautiouslyr3ckless Cautiouslyr3ckless 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    I am am a pastafarian phylosophical anarchist

    with a quirky sense of humor and way about. that said, I have many general friends and two really close friends.
    SprinklesINF SprinklesINF 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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, 2014

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    Depends on the kind of difference.

    To give an example, I totally love to read but I am okay if you aren't into it. But if I am a conversationalist and you are a one way street, that's a sure death for that friendship.I notice many people here love to talk about themselves without realizing how boring it gets...
    BeyondIllusions BeyondIllusions 56-60, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    Perception and impression is everything.

    People are so quick to try and erase someone from their life when they can't handle the truth or an opinion totally opposite from their own. What people fail to realize is even if you delete or ignore people, there is still an impression that you have left upon people. If every...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    lee7793 lee7793 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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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, 2014

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    We are all addicts of something.

    Some of is just haven't tried what we are addicted to yet.
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    What are you going to do

    if you have a TRAITOR FRIEND?? It's really hard,,Isn't it??
    xolovemia23 xolovemia23 13-15, F 7 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    I love people of all ages.

    Actually, I love talking to people in general. People are amazing. Whether you are a stranger, or my best friend I will be talking to you instantly. I love people who can hold conversations and actually talk about anything. If you ever feel down, or really need someone there for...
    lupitalu lupitalu 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I am friends with an old lady.

    We go every where together. I like her company. She is not the brightest or the cutest woman but she has a good soul. She is totally diff from me for instance she is ok with being the woman on the side. I keep telling her that her so called man is with who he wants , but he sees...
    Bipolarshon Bipolarshon 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    I love talking to people

    and learning new things, to me friendship has no bounds!
    AlyMarie1 AlyMarie1 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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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 5 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    I cant I actually got judged on HERE to say the

    least.... I get im weird and sort of messed up but really, its not like i rub "my experiences" in peoples faces. Im normal, i just have secrets... Geez
    Wehtt4m Wehtt4m 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Hi I'm Sandra I'm hoping to meet some new

    friends I really want to make friends with people that's older than me I can not stand my age group
    Sandraday Sandraday 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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