Diversity between friends

I am blessed to have a diverse group of friends. We don’t always see eye-to-eye, but that doesn’t change the fact that we love and care for each other. We are able to enjoy each other’s company, express differing opinions, discuss ideas and enjoy spending time together.

It’s difficult to understand why some people think they can’t be friends with anyone who thinks differently than they do.

I respect each person’s freedom to choose political party, religious affiliation, sexual preference, etc. and do not require conformity to my way of thinking in order to consider you my friend.

By the same token I will not embrace your beliefs, if they are not my own, regardless of how close we are as friends.

📣 Even though I may not follow you in your thinking, I will respect your right to choose, and I will be over here cheering for you to do the best flip ever as you jump off of the really high cliff you have chosen. I have no doubt you will execute that flip superbly. 🙌🏼

E.A. Fussell
09.15.2021

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