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Anargnome_Communist wrote

Reply to comment by mofongo in by !deleted8445

only to hear them say something sexist, racist, transphobic, classist, etc that I just lose all affability towards them

Yeah, I feel that. I have some rather close friends that I've know for years and it took me over a year to get them to stop using "gay" as a general pejorative. They're also casually racist and generally pretty bourgeois so there are topics that I often avoid near them.

That being said, I find myself able to be friends with people I disagree with. It's a mark of privilege, to an extent.

At some point, it's just better to be alone.

That's just terrible for your mental health. Ideally, we could find other likeminded people to befriend but who has the time and energy for that?

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