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I Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me

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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 think even though people might be different

    from one another, they can still connect to each other and still be friends.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 10

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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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    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 2 hrs ago

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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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    Like I always say, you play nice,

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

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    I usually find it easier to be friends with

    people from other nationalities rather then my own.
    pr1m3 pr1m3 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 10

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    ok,then you can start to work being friend with

    me. cause ım totally different :/
    idunnowhttodo idunnowhttodo 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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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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    It's a lot better if your friends are different

    from you because if everybody was the same it would be like talking to myself and I'm so boring lol.
    munchkinallie munchkinallie 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    mrmarine mrmarine 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    LikeALullaby LikeALullaby 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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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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    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...
    WistfulSigh WistfulSigh 70+, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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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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    GOODNIGHT EVERYBODY READING THIS WHILE

    SCROLLING DOWN 😁👍
    Chuchimeee Chuchimeee 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs 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 4 days 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 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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    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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    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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    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 can b friends with ppl

    that are hiv neg. Actually I married my best friend that is hiv neg.
    jmo37 jmo37 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 9

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I know me through to the core,

    and all the history. Yep I can, without the slightest doubt, be friends with people at the opposite side of the square.
    cramped cramped 56-60, M Jun 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 5

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    What I've realized over the years is

    that I have some pretty good friends. (Y) :D
    Lala1x Lala1x 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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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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    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 2 best friends

    that is totally different from me. One is a very religious person, and the other one is a party person. Meanwhile, I'm a socially awkward person and not really like to go outside lol. We met in high school, even though we're not working in a same place now, but we still keep in...
    CloversMoon CloversMoon 22-25, F 1 Response May 30

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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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