Is it Wrong to Have Friends That are Different?

Friends are amazing, Friends are the best thing we all have, but are they okay to be diverse?


In a world so full of people that we often find our self’s lamenting over a little phrase, “such a small world”, we do make friends in fact tons of them. If you’re under the perception that its similarities that make you better friends you might however be wrong.

You and I need someone not like ourselves that would be boring and monotonous. Yes, true indeed it may be fun initially, but how long can it go on for?

Every extroverted person needs an introvert to open up to. You would never find two extroverts sharing events, emotions and the like. Similarly, every compulsive person needs someone who just doesn’t care about what is where and what happens when. You get the point. Of course it is important to have similarities as well, probably interests? I love meeting people who are football fanatics, I personally find them easier to connect with. I keep myself well informed, hence I’d prefer hanging out with someone who shares the similar interest that we might converse upon important matters. But how much really? Would you really enjoy someone with bang identical similarities?

Imagine getting up early in the morning and going for a walk, then catching breakfast, and talking to your friend over it. Imagine if he practically did an imitation of you through it all, even while deliberating just agreed to everything you said. Wouldn’t that get a little monotonous and annoying? Now imagine this happened on literally everything, everyday of your life. It would be something you’d avoid.

It’s true isn’t it that we find common ground on difference of opinions, a good time during a disagreement, and unity in diversity.

-Demetrius Jacob


One thought on “Is it Wrong to Have Friends That are Different?

  • June 3, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Agreed. Good job with the essay!


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