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For something like drug addiction, I'd urge them to seek help or otherwise offer what support I could (but not money). That sort of thing winds up hurting everyone around an addict eventually.

For sexual orientation or interests, that's their own business (as long as they're legal). I don't go out of my way to get involved with my friends' sexual sides, so it doesn't affect how I treat them.
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Do you accept people for who they are?


I do, but I dont let 'em get away with things like thinking being completely incorrect about something that can be proven factually, saying it can just be chalked up to "a difference of opinion." Facts are facts and where opinions and facts cross, if your opinion contradicts facts, or the laws of physics, sorry, youre flat out wrong and that is not simply some "difference of opinion."

Its like if someone says they believe in flat earth. Sorry pal, youre flat out fkn wrong. Or 911 jet fuel dustified steel, sorry pal, you're flat out fkn wrong. I make fun of my brother for that crap, he just rolls his eyes and says you're crazy, and I just laugh at him and tell him to come talk to me after he's actually made it through AE911Truth.org and then we can have some technical discussion - but shocker, that never happened.

Then again...when I'm considering friends and not family, pretty much all my friends disbelieve the commission report, but only perhaps 75% believe it was an actual inside job.

I just think that's a big topic because it was used to steal our liberties.

Just like I think talking about what an unconstitutional scam the federal reserve is - is a good conversation to have, because it is ripping the populace off like crazy.

We dont want to get a police state nor do we want to let central banks steal money and counterfeit it.

What's that got to do with accepting people for who they are? Well I guess, where certain very important issues to humanity are concerned, I dont want to just accept that most folks are zombified tv watchers that get opinion downloads from the MSM. Which is an issue in and of itself. You tell people about operation northwoods or other cia media infiltration efforts that are documented and they just look at you weird. I just look back weird, I guess, because to me how can you see such preposterous injustice and not want to do something to help correct it?

If I had no compassion for humanity I'd be in a cave not worrying about it, I suppose.
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As long as they aren't a threat to me I accept everyone for who they are <3
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no you should be someone completey different never ever be yourself
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Do you accept people for who they are? What I mean by this is say... you have a friend who you've known for 2 years. You start talking daily as per usual with this friend and they talk about how they have a drug addiction. Would you still accept this person for who they are? Or would you treat them differently than before?
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I have a friend who I have known since I was practically a baby who had a drug addiction problem a few years ago(not marijuana, I am talking hard drugs). I was definitely not okay with it since I was worried he was going to die, luckily he eventually broke out of it by cutting off bad influences in his life, joined up with the military and really turned his life around. for the better.

I still accepted him basically as family, but of course I treated him differently since I wanted to help him escape his addiction.

IMO, going with the flow when those closest to you start partaking in dangerous activities is not ok. If you worry about their wellbeing it's perhaps best to be a good friend by helping them break out of that before it is too late. Sure they aren't going to like it, but sometimes doing the right thing isn't the easiest option and so be it.

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Now let's say its the same situation except the friend is coming out to say something about themselves. What would you do then? For example... say they are saying they are lesbian, gay, trans, shady dealer, furry, a person who collects a lot of body pillows, or anything else really. Would you still accept them? Or would you be a bit creeped out at the thought?

This scenario has happened to me a few times already. A few of my friends (some of my closest friends in fact) came out as gay, lesbian or bi and it didn't affect my friendship with them. I am comfortable with my sexuality (straight) so it didn't really change anything in our friendships.

It might have been different if they were romantically interested in me, that would be quite a different situation and have no idea how'd I handle it.
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LunaTakimoto wrote:

Do you accept people for who they are? What I mean by this is say... you have a friend who you've known for 2 years. You start talking daily as per usual with this friend and they talk about how they have a drug addiction. Would you still accept this person for who they are? Or would you treat them differently than before?

As for me, I don't mind people doing their own things as long as it doesn't effect me so I do accept people for who they are. If my friend is an insane drug addict as long as they aren't trying to get me to do drugs or get involved in their drug antics then I don't really care.

Now let's say its the same situation except the friend is coming out to say something about themselves. What would you do then? For example... say they are saying they are lesbian, gay, trans, shady dealer, furry, a person who collects a lot of body pillows, or anything else really. Would you still accept them? Or would you be a bit creeped out at the thought?

Again, I don't really care in these types of situations as it doesn't effect me by their choice. If someone were to reveal such information the only thing I'd change towards them is probably just how I address them (To be more respectful towards them) but that is all. I would still accept them for who they are as long as they don't try to influence a negative effect upon me that was caused by this choice.

Do you still accept them for who they are? Or do you act differently around them? Do you act more cautiously? Maybe just not care as much for the person? I'm quite curious to know.



As a friend, that's irresponsible. They've share with you a weakness that could cost them their life. You should have to courage to accept that they are asking you to look out for them. If you are close to someone and they have to spell out something like their sexual orientation to you, you might want to re-evaluate your status as "friend" and maybe downgrade to "bad friend".

You don't have to change the way you act around them, but you better damned well be considerate of the revelation if you see them with bags under their eyes and looking of death. You do care if this person is still around tomorrow, don't you?
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Oh, look. It begins. The Judgement.
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gornotck wrote:

Oh, look. It begins. The Judgement.


Your lack of judgement makes me wonder why this post is valid. Was there an opinion on the topic expressed or are you just flame-baiting?
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I would be glad if they left me alone
The way I see it is that it's their life, they can do whatever they want.
I like to do drugs but it would piss me off more if someone was preaching to me telling me to stop.
I know what I'm doing with MY body
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Personally I accept people for who they are. when a friend tells me something about him/her, i dont mind their likes or dislikes, as long as its not something dangerous or unhealthy. I consider myself a good friend. If I have a friend that is doing something that affects him/her in a dangerous or unhealthy way, i would try with all means to stop them (in a respectful way without forcing them) because I care bout them. Now, if that person doesn't listen nor tries to change i would distance myself from him/her. It makes m wonder; how can i be friends with someone and not try to help them? Its like letting your best friend be killed by drugs. I wouldn't be able to forgive myself.
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yes, but i'll probs avoid you if you're an asshole lol
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Werina wrote:

yes, but i'll probs avoid you if you're an asshole lol


ROFL what the lady said word for word
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Sure, if it doesn't get in my way.
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