Let’s All Be Friends When it comes down to it, we’re all here because of our [[desire to exist]]. Since the other person exists, he probably knows a thing or two about staying alive too. So how bad can it really be? As long as he’s not negatively impacting your existence in a significant way, why not just accept him and be okay with it? Besides, who knows, he might be able to help you down the line! Also, we’re only here for maybe 80 years or so. Do you really want to spend that time hating someone?
Second, the other person can feel that you are [[genuinely interested]] in him (because you are!) By giving him the feeling of being understood, he is now much more open to trying to understand your perspective. Once you understand and feel understood, well, what’s there not to like?