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    Well why not? No wonder

    so many teens today say they are 'bored'. They often only mix with ppl who are the same as they are. Variety is the spice of life. It can be a life changing experience to meet people with different values, attitudes, interests, etc. I defy anyone to say they are bored with that...
    ClownNine ClownNine 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Lexiandmattforever Lexiandmattforever 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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    happyuniverxe happyuniverxe 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Truth is I use to fight

    once a while even with my best friends! Long time ago that was though and mostly when I was growing up.
    JuiceBoxRebel JuiceBoxRebel 26-30, M Jul 21

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    I'm friends with a tomboy.

    Im a girly girl.I'm friends with boys,im a girl.Im friends with adults,im a teenager...
    ouchitshelen ouchitshelen 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I know this from experience lol.

    My best friend in the whole world is completely different from me, in fact she's the opposite of me. We get along as if we were sisters and when we don't see each other we miss each other. We tell each other everything and honestly I don't know what I would do without her. She's...
    bookaholic14 bookaholic14 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    why is it so hard for me to make friends?

    i don't think i'm a horrible person.. i just dont know how to open up to anyone, i'm terrified that they'll find me too boring or plain.
    t00lit91 t00lit91 22-25, F 21 Responses 2 days ago

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    My best friend is my complete opposite.

    She's a bit of materialistic, I'm simple, she's a pain in the arse, I'm a bit tamed (sometimes), she can't go a day without her phone, I can go a year without my phone, she likes to talk, I like to listen, she hates reading, I live to read. She likes Justin Bieber/ Chris Brown...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    really I can be frnd with anyone.

    I m that kind of a girl who doesn't wait for the other person 2 start the conversation. I begin it myself with a " hi! getting bored? will u b my frnd " and so on
    umangch umangch 13-15, F Jul 24

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    I enjoy hearing people's life stories.

    Without diversity, life would be boring. It's our differences that can make life worthwhile
    Lsj01 Lsj01 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 14

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

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    I want to be surrounded my strong people Wise

    and experienced people in life People I feel yes feel including think are special people because they are different from society Not by looks but their their personality and the frequency they give off I want to be around creative people People who are deeply passionate about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 26

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    openmindedsmoker openmindedsmoker 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    I think having friends

    that are different makes the relationship more interesting and fun. ??
    LiveLaughLove1996 LiveLaughLove1996 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 7

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    Its fun and interesting to hang out with people

    thats "different" from you and it's also a great learning experience
    key2life key2life 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    kyliethainsucks kyliethainsucks 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 15

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    started a new job and struggling to fit in with

    my coworkers. I have traveled and lived around the world and easily get along with people different from me but now I'm struggling with how to relate
    KathleenTN KathleenTN 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    !! You'll love me so go check out my videos. Hope you like😋http://youtu.be/G--t2VKteho You could also just look me up---> theyloverichar1
    theyloverichar1 theyloverichar1 13-15, F Jul 20

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    It is amazing all the different walks of life

    people come from. I love getting to know new people.
    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 10

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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 4 Responses Jan 3

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    loryR loryR 51-55, F 17 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    Lexiandmattforever Lexiandmattforever 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I want to make real true friends I can talk to

    all the time, tell anything and have a long sweet relationship guys or girls
    skittlequeen skittlequeen 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I'm such a weirdo I don't act

    or dress or do anything people my age do but I am friends with a lot of them
    alexism2415 alexism2415 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 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. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    we are all different in color

    and skin and race. but the fact is that we all have hearts, minds and souls, we may think the same or different but it doesn't make us enemies, we all have a chance to life, love and family and we must all die one day. the fact remains that we are all humans with heartbeats . so...
    Francescacutie Francescacutie 16-17, F 3 Responses 41 mins ago

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    I want to make new friends from anywhere

    because I enjoy learning about different cultures and I think there is strength in diversity.
    Shyviolet2 Shyviolet2 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    I can be a friend with just about any body,

    even senile old men make me laugh some times.
    Karinamvedo Karinamvedo 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 20

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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 Nov 20, 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 25 Responses Jan 24

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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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    My friends are all from different nationalities

    and cultures, and I'm so thankful! I go to an international school, so there are many different people who I meet. All have their ups and downs, but they all add into the awesome group of friends. I don't understand why some people think racism is legit.. Stereotypes too. People...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F Jul 17

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    I already have some weird friends in my list,

    (not here obviously) and I love them because they don't change for my sake.I think that's a good mentality to be oneself and I respect that.
    PG90 PG90 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    You learn more about the world

    that way.. I don't care how much $ someone makes.. Their race or religion. All of these stupid labels and stereotypes society has us conditioned under. BANISH THEM. Respect and show love... Connect and grow.
    ladysapio ladysapio 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    I've met people from all kinds of backgrounds

    and religions. I grew up moving around a lot as my father was in the USAF. You tend to mix with a very diverse group of people.
    Heyford89 Heyford89 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    Because we should be celebrating diversity!

    I love how people tell me stories about their lives and it makes me appreciate the world a whole lot better. I want to push the boundaries of my own thinking as I believe that we all should be more tolerant, compassionate, and helpful to one another. Let's spread the love y'all...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 14

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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 11 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    so like in the spirit of the thing.

    ..any one in Greece :-? and if so, rock on you guys!! Bravo so far...take it the max...peace, good will and let's rap....
    IsolationStation1 IsolationStation1 51-55, M Jul 8

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    All my friends are different

    as I am. I love to meet people who are totally different from me, I can learn something new and it's exciting.
    perrilive perrilive 26-30, F 9 Responses Jun 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 28 Responses Jan 25

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    If we all were able to more easily see our

    commonalities with others rather than the differences, this group might include everyone. When you do see the differences with deliberate intent to appreciate and learn from them, then humanity really has hope.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 17

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    You wouldn't be as entertained

    if I left. Other people hardly write anything
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My best friend is a feet shorter

    than me and whenever we stand next to eachother it looks so funny!!
    nemelabychtubyt nemelabychtubyt 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Oh yeah, no worries here.

    I was in the armed forces for a long time. I have great friends from all walks of life. This is an easy thing for me.
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M Jun 30

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    I'd really like to make new friends

    so feel free to message me! I'm easy to talk to and I dont judge,
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jul 2

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