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22 Jul 2010, 8:10 pm

I have always found that, compared to most people I know, I am more accepting of other people despite their differences. I suppose it's partially due to the fact that I know what it feels like to be rejected for being weird, but I think it may also be because we aren't entirely sure how people are "supposed" to act. So if someone acts or looks differently we don't really notice or care.

I think this is one of our greatest strengths, and it upsets me to hear people speaking badly about someone just because they're a bit unusual. It baffles me why people get caught up in such trivial matters.



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22 Jul 2010, 8:13 pm

Amen. For me, "normality" is not a positive thing. The more interesting someone is, the more they intrigue me.


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22 Jul 2010, 9:11 pm

I think you are completely right!


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22 Jul 2010, 9:23 pm

KaiG wrote:
Amen. For me, "normality" is not a positive thing. The more interesting someone is, the more they intrigue me.


No, it isn't, neither in the "good/bad" sense, nor in the "certainty" sense.

For me, "normal" = "boring" and/or a fictional arbitrary construct.


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22 Jul 2010, 10:05 pm

I'm more accepting of individual differences, than most people, that I've had the fortune to know. I'm different, myself, so this only makes sense.


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22 Jul 2010, 10:17 pm

I've noted my own tendency to make friends with other misfits.



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22 Jul 2010, 10:33 pm

I'm quite the same way.



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23 Jul 2010, 12:05 am

I can be very excepting of other peoples differences, but I've noticed that a lot of people that I'd think be happy to receive some sympathy, are actually rejecting of my niceties, which leads me to believe I either read them wrong or I'm not the kind of person they want sympathy from.



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23 Jul 2010, 2:12 am

I'm accepting, as long as that difference doesn't involve them being a jerk.


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23 Jul 2010, 5:35 am

NearlyaHuman wrote:
I'm accepting, as long as that difference doesn't involve them being a jerk.


A good philosophy to have.



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23 Jul 2010, 6:12 am

I believe I'm more open minded and a lot less partial and judmental than is normal.


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23 Jul 2010, 6:00 pm

:D



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23 Jul 2010, 6:03 pm

Oh yeah, normal sucks. Birds of a feather flock together don't they :wink: