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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

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I don't know where exactly to put this thread in. I thought this is closest...

I have a friend. (We are friends. But we became friends over the internet. So we have never met in person.) We are really opposite. My friend is more of a logic person, simple and assertive. Friend has logic and is more of a human than me when compared. I'm messed up, slowly developing logic, im strange, i change opinions quickly, im not human, im bullshit.

We like each other's company though...My friends has opinions and likes things that I don't have interest. I have opinions and i like things that are not friend's interest. And its strong, our opinions and interests. We can get upset with each other by it... Is this normal for friends?
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RE: Opposites

I think it impossible to have a friend that encompasses all the same interests as you.
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Yeah, it's quite possible to be friends with someone who has totally different viewpoints and interests compared to you. As long as you enjoy each other's company, it's all good, right? Maybe you could both just avoid topics that can upset each other.

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RE: Opposites

There are people who have a friend who is very different yet still very important to them, that their bond is still powerful. If you and your friend were way too similar, what fun would that be? Yes it is normal to get upset by different opinions or interests however, this does not mean you can't be friends though, it's a common misconception.
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If there's a silver lining, it's that we need contrast. That's why utopia is theoretically impossible. Just remember that.


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