Do differences of opinion get in the way of your friendship?

@craz2max (254)
United States
May 28, 2007 3:10am CST
I was just wondering about this because I was reading some posts that my friend has made and comparing them to mine. Several were totally on the opposit end of the scale. For example I like Harry Potter books and she doesn't. I think assisted suicide is okay if a person is terminally ill and in pain. My friend thinks its wrong. We agree on some things too. We both think abortion is wrong. So what do you think.
5 responses
@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
28 May 07
My roommates and my family are liberal, I'm conservative. I have no problem with differences of opinions. I just don't discuss it with them, we agree to disagree.
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@craz2max (254)
• United States
29 May 07
Thats cool. It works for me. There are basically 3 things I won't discus. Those are: Religion, Politics, and Sports.
@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
29 May 07
Not talking about sports is easy for me, the only ones I care about are related to horses, and then I just admire the scenery. Heck, thats all I do with men too, go to the movies to admire the scenery! Ahhh, in the new pirates movie there's lots of good scenery!
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@lirael (502)
• Philippines
28 May 07
Everybody's opinions are bound to clash every once in a while. So no, I don't consider differences in opinion to get in the way of my friendship. As long as the other person respects my opinion, not necessarily agreeing with me, then we have no problem. Differences in opinions makes me look at things in a different way, so instead of getting in the way of friendship, I value it.
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@craz2max (254)
• United States
28 May 07
Good for you. Everyone needs to value the opinions of others.
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
28 May 07
I have several friends who I don't agree with at all, it's can only become a problem if we get something to drink and start talking politics :-D
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@craz2max (254)
• United States
28 May 07
LOL. I never talk politics with anyone. If that subject comes up I either ignor it or change the subjuect. I do the same with religion most of the time.
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
28 May 07
Everyone is going to have differing opinions at some point. The trick is not to take it personally. I don't think that opinions should be the sole basis for friendship, unless the difference is major enough that causes you to question the wisdom of having them as your friend. One thing that I won't tolerate is someone slamming my country, and I did recently remove a friend for that, and make it a point not to answer any discussions that he posts. Other then something like that, it usually shouldn't be an issue. That is up to you to decide.
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@craz2max (254)
• United States
28 May 07
I have no problem with differences of opinion. It is what makes a relationship interesting. For the most point I don't see arguing about them but if it were a huge thing maybe I would say something. I was mainly ammused when I was reading the posts and thought I could get a good discusion going.
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
Friends does not have to agree on a lot of things to continue being friends. Just make it a point to respect each other's opinions and positions on different things. In fact, it could even be exciting to see the opposite side of the things you hold dear. You both can continue being good friends without being in agreement on many issues. Just remember to always remind yourself on this fact.