So I was thinking about my friendship with my buddy Carl recently. We are really good friends, have been for close to 8 years now, but have so little in common it isn’t even funny.
He is a redneck army boy who loves to go mudding in his lifted truck and shooting up in the woods.
I am a nerd that derives happiness from writing programs, developing IP schemes, and playing Magic.
The whole idea of opposites and such attracting doesn’t fit with the birds of a feather saying. As I thought about it I realized that in order to be good friends with someone, you must have enough in common with them to make conversation with them possible, but enough aspects NOT in common with them so that the conversation would actually interest the both of you.
I then realized that if I were ever to meet a person that is exactly like me in every way, I would not be able to stand him. He would bore me to death.
So in conclusion, everyone is the one person they cannot stand. Most of the people you don’t get along with either have very few things in common with you, or too many.