May. 12th, 2010

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Occasionally I forget that other people don't hold the same views as I do. And then I go onto LJ, and try to understand where other people are coming from. Sometimes I get it and and I think about my own perspective a bit more, or sometimes I happily agree to disagree, because people are interesting, and I don't necessarily want to hang out with people who have the exact same take on things as I do. I think that we tend to gravitate towards folk with similar world views, particularly on all of the big things,  but I also think that we need to consider a variety of perspectives in order to really engage with the world and the people in it, and to meet and make friends with people who you wouldn't click with at first glance. It's important to try to find points of contact, similarities, unexpected likings for specific cheeses and tv shows, and unexpected irritations, like getting stuck on the pavement behind people who walk slowly ("I could walk faster than this with two broken legs GRAAAAAAR!!!!")
On the other hand, there is a limit.  Sometimes I just think, 'Uh, no. Your world view and logic is so far removed from mine that you might as well be in Antarctica. Although Antarctica probably wouldn't thank me for saying that.'

I'm still working out what my dealbreakers are - anyone else want to share?


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