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I Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me

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    I think its great to develop friendships with

    people who don't think and act exactly like you .
    rlbguy89 rlbguy89 41-45, M Sep 6

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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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    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 21 Responses Sep 12

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    samueltroyahoocom samueltroyahoocom 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 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 6 Responses Sep 11

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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 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 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 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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    Actually, I tend to get bored

    when I hang out with friends who are similar to me. Don´t get me wrong; I love these friends. Some of them I´ve known all my life. It´s just that their jobs and their lifes are so similar to mine , that they end up talking about the same old things: their jobs, their...
    lfcalzada lfcalzada 51-55, M Sep 12

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    I can and I will because it helps me see other

    personalities and possibly could give me a chance to be someone's guide
    lovenlive5 lovenlive5 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I can be friend with anyone

    who has different personality traits and I love it.But if that person is like me it's better.I'm a serious person and I love serious people!!!!!!You????
    behnam11 behnam11 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Sometimes! There are alot of people

    that think differently than I do and they think that their opinion is all that matters. I can not be friends with someone that is not willing to hear out the way someone else feels Im sorry but I can't
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 16

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    I am not religious and I somewhat organized

    religion. best friend is a Jehovah's Witness. Kind of two extremes.
    chochoro chochoro 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Can somebody help me to improve my English

    language ...I want to chat on viber
    simky simky 36-40, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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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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    Heck, when it all boils down to it I am just a

    kid..... But I like to think that I can make friends with many and varied people, as I do on here.... Due to my job I meet young and old, white collar workers and blue collar workers.... industry men, sportsmen, family men..... Some have become kind of friends..... Proof...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 16

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    People different from me are some of the most

    AWESOMENESS people in the world!!!!!
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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    I don't even know why I put this one down.

    .. Obviously skin color, sexuality, religion, the works makes no difference to me. It's the people who are ******** that I have a problem with. The guy who always tries to impress people is the worst. (Walks into class making an obvious deal about his leg hurting when it really...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 8 hrs ago

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    I accept people for who they are.

    Everyone is different and that makes the world an interesting place to live in.
    kickthewall kickthewall 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 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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    I guess I know how to adjust

    and understand people...? 😊
    itsveee itsveee 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I have friend who is the complete opposite of

    me. By all means we should not be able to get along. We have even taken multiple personality tests together and every time our results say that we should be enemies. We have argued so much about stupid stuff I think I've lost track. The only thing we agree over is Ryan Gosling...
    alifeofcreativity alifeofcreativity 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    openmindedsmoker openmindedsmoker 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    but finding that more people actually fared

    better socially when they stick around those who share common interests with them. nevertheless i believe this is the way forward to make myself a better human being.
    memuse memuse 22-25, M Sep 12

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    I'm a very sociable person

    but I can't be friends with a drug addict or a womanizer.
    TheVase TheVase 18-21 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I received a message from someone

    who wanted to talk. We conversed and what this person was saying really didn't make sense. Long story short, i am a lovely person but this person's mind or mass think otherwise...?... How rude.
    LnlYw2kds LnlYw2kds 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 11

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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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    Cody is such a pain in the butt.

    While I was putting my shirt on he grabbed my shirt and ran off. I was so glad I had a tank top on. Oh and he did the same damn thing with my shoes but he gave my shirt back I had to hunt down my shoes. I found a note on the door to the guys bathroom that that's where my shoes...
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    I didnt much like living a social stereotype.

    Friends take too much energy and people live day to day. I prefer people who struggle but accept themselves for who they are no apologies
    earlycrisis earlycrisis 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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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 am close friends with a whole bunch of people

    they are all different to me and all have different problems going on in their life that I haven't gone through. Two of my close friends are (nerds or geeks) as people call them. They are very smart getting A and A* in subjects. What makes them different from each other is the...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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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    Diversity of thought

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

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    Recognize differences

    and appreciate them. It adds to the friendship.
    Penny5 Penny5 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    “I have known the joy

    and pain of friendship. I have served and been served. I have made some good enemies for which I am not a bit sorry. I have loved unselfishly, and I have fondled hatred with the red-hot tongs of Hell. That's living.”
    selassie2014 selassie2014 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    LikeALullaby LikeALullaby 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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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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    Times are changing.I think

    that we are in communities where it forces us to meet people from different backgrounds.I think that it is great to have 1 friend who is totally different from you.It helps you see life from a different point of view.
    sineadduff sineadduff 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 12

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    My best friend is very different from me,

    but somehow it all works out. I'm more masculine, he's feminine. He likes instrumental and classical music, I like punk and metal. He's the good kid, I have a nose for trouble. Despite our differences we get along great, like we have for the past nine years.
    Pandemonem Pandemonem 13-15, T 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Just as long as no one tries to act better

    than me, we will go just fine X3
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 hrs ago

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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 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 1 Response Aug 8

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    loryR loryR 51-55, F 20 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hey my names Alisha :)

    so i can make friends with anybody because I'm totally un judgemental and accepting, I just love everybody! :) so message me if u wanna have a chat xx
    alishamariexo alishamariexo 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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