Should a difference in opinion end a friendship?

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    • #1354

        I didn’t think it was a big deal, but my friend got upset (which wasn’t my fault). Anyway, I don’t think what I was saying warranted the insinuations he made. While I understand that the topics we discussed were sensitive, I don’t see why it led to such a fallout. It feels trivial to me.

        I was informed that some things I said in the past didn’t sit well with him, and he had considered cutting off contact. He’s not a bad person, but I find his reaction unfair.

      • #1355

          Everyone has their own perspective, and I have friends with diverse opinions. If I gathered them all in a room, they might clash, but I try to stay neutral and open-minded. Not everyone can do that, but I believe every opinion has some validity from a certain standpoint. It’s humbling to acknowledge

          that none of us have all the answers in this vast universe. We’re all on a journey of exploration together. If a friend decides to cut ties or avoid hanging out because of differing opinions, then so be it. True friendships and relationships should be strong enough to withstand such differences. But of course, this is just my take on things in the end.

        • #1356

            I don’t know about that. If everyone agreed with everything, it would be pretty boring. Different opinions make the world go round.

          • #1357

              @LokiPokey, I don’t think it would be dull. I believe we’d actually connect well, sharing similar ideas and all. They don’t have to match perfectly since we’re all unique, but the core values could be similar. At least, I thought that’s how it’s supposed to be.

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