familiarity breeds…?

Familiarity breed contempt, when one is judgemental.
Familiarity can breed synergy when one is non-judgemental.

Some people may be interesting to get to know at first, but after a while once we get to know a bit more about the darker sides over time, a distance starts developing. Prejudices, grudges and so on keep on accumulating even among the best of friends. Most of this is we never even are aware about. Sometimes one small incident gives rise to a split in a relationship, and even though that incident in itself might be very trivial and of no major consequence. Romance is just one example, where the so called love-marriages end up becoming hate-divorces! 😉

Human nature is such that we get a kick out of finding faults in others and criticizing others.

But with a little more patience and understanding, we can discover that there’s a much better kick in being non-judgemental. And in looking at the complete picture instead of just one or two narrow perspectives.

Gandhi had said something interesting:

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

“drops” could even refer not just to people, but even different aspects of the same person – “A person is an ocean…” 🙂

2 Responses to “familiarity breeds…?”

  1. Suresh Panje Says:

    Indeed, every person does have dual character, probably an in-born trait. It is not necessarily hypocrisy or one of Dr.Jekkyl and Mr.Hyde. And among friends or other dear and near ones, familiarity breeding contempt could be attributed to an individual’s strong likes and dislikes. In such a scenario, we have to just live and let live. Do you agree?

  2. Sanjay M Says:

    yessir you said it 🙂

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