Well, I was impressed by your remarks, then it occurred to me that nononono will think you a turncoat.
I am not married to any ideology, I follow the truth where ever it goes. I will walk with anyone who is going my way, almost without exception, and dont bother giving me grief for walking with known sinners, we are all sinners, it is not especially likely that I am better than they are and I am not a stuck up asshole.
It might help him if he understands that even people who are not great buddies, will agree on principles, but argue about almost everything else.
I dont agree with this entire premise. I make an active effort to cultivate friendships or strike up conversations with people who dont agree with me.. It is a tough go though as I tend to end up with people like me, idealistic libertarians or like minded liberals, who work hard and live by a code. To get other kinds of people in my life I have to work at it, and I do, because I would be bored to tears otherwise. This is the major reason I stayed at A2K after coming here for some relationship advice. My wife had just blown through $25K of credit in a year, and for the first time I was considering ending the marriage, this is 20 years after her Childhood sexual abuse instigated issues had caused all kinds of hell in our marriage. I loved that A2K at the time even more than now told it like it is, I was going to get no bullshit , I loved that. A bunch of ladies helped me, and I am forever grateful. A few of them ended up hating my guts but that is another story. But at the time we had a wide variety of people from all over the world, who were anti bullshit, mostly smart, and did not **** around on nonsense. I miss that A2K, a lot.
EDIT: this last line does not fit because a massively changed this post but I will leave it.
I have to live hard, and when the body gives out then so be it.....every last minute before that will see me going full bore.