Scott Sauls encourages people to be friends with those who are different from themselves. In his book (Befriend), he explains why this is beneficial to both parties. He also gives advice on how to achieve this goal.
In the first part of the book, he explains:
Real love, real friendship, is vulnerable. And risky. And costly. And discomforting. And Disquieting. And Agitating like sandpaper sometimes. But the alternative is a heart that ends up in a relational casket or coffin. And who wants that?
Overall, I did enjoy the book and I agree with what he had to say. I should make more friends that are different from me. I am going to work on this over the next few weeks and see how it goes.