Through the years I have been lucky to have made some really good friends. My friends have also been very diverse. Now, I tend to have friends in several different groups. I have my more conservative friends, my tree hugging friends, my music friends, etc. Many, if not all, dance to their own tune, and although I do as well, we find a harmonious way to interact. We’ve had quite a few adventures.
Now I have two very different best friends. One of them is a Libertarian married to the love of her life with two grown children. We don’t talk politics or religion, but we always have plenty to say to each other. Even going to Target together is fun. But a word of advice. Don’t get into plastic sword fights at a party supply store when helping your friend shop for her school's Pirate Day costume. The store employees don't like that.
It’s so nice to have two such different perspectives from people I trust so completely. Remember the immortal words of Bernard Meltzer, “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows you are slightly cracked.”