We're not expected to always have everything in common with our friends, unless of course our "friends" are consisting of cloned versions of ourselves. Sometimes we find very little common ground among our friends, to the extent that with two of my close friends from New York there is only one thing that all three of us agree on together--that the song "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake is a completely and totally awesome song. Other than that, we can't agree on ANYTHING.
Why do I bring this up? I have an urge to unload off of my chest some things to my friends that have been eating me up inside. It's okay for us to disagree!
1) I quite simply cannot see the appeal of Jimmy Buffet. His music just seems bland and pointless, sort of like a potato stuffed with cauliflower.
2) The original Star Wars trilogy--to say nothing of the more recent abominations that followup up the trilogy--just wasn't my cup of tea. Weak acting, terrible writing, and a story line that had only one interesting twist. Not a terrible movie--the special effects were terrific, and it was imaginative--but always seemed overrated.
3) PBR is really terrible beer. I can only drink it if there's really no other choice. And then I know a headache is coming.
4) Flip Cup is the lowest form of drinking game. Forget the fact that it's unhygienic--which it is--but it's also about as interesting as trying to see if you can get a plastic cup to flip onto it's top. Watching flies fornicate would be more interesting. (Actually, that would be more interesting than a lot of things! I imagine they say something like "you make me feel so REAL!" at high pitch).
5) Your political opinions may be well thought out, and I may agree with some of them. But when you start talking like anyone who disagrees is an idiot, I immediately dismiss anything else you have to say. Unless you're talking to actual Nazis or Communists, there's no reason to demonize.
6) We all love our sports teams. But if you take it so seriously that you get upset when your team loses, that's pretty sad. Consider that the team is made up of a bunch of players and coaches who are only on that team until another one offers them more money. Then ask yourself what you're so loyal to. The uniform design? Okay, maybe I "don't get it" but that doesn't make me less of a sports fan simply because I can enjoy the game without rending garments over a loss. (Unless I had money on the game!)
Again, we have our disagreements--but among friends it's our differences that make things interesting. Feel free to add in the comments areas where you disagree with my own opinions.
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