I have always gotten along with all types of people since I am pretty tolerant and open minded. But for the most part I have usually befriended those with similar interests and beliefs up until the past year. I started to desire different experiences and viewpoints and have sought out friendships on line with people totally different from me.
What I have recently realized is that I've outgrown my circle of friends who I've been socializing with weekly for the past 5 years. I am bored in their company. I'm no longer interested in petty gossip, or what recipes they have tried or which stores are having good sales. I'd rather talk about politics, psychology or current events. I am not an intellect, but I just want to learn, to see what other people think and feel outside my cozy little cocoon in the middle of nowhere.