Familiarity breeds contempt – Or not?

It’s an often-repeated truism, “Familiarity breeds contempt” but I think this is not true in most cases. Sometimes the more familiar you become with another person, the more you understand them better and like them better.

It’s been years since I have known you

At first we were mere acquaintances


Gradually I got to know you better


We became reluctant friends as we had issues


Now more than twenty years on, I know you so well


And I found out that I consider you my friend


Even though there are things that we disagree on


There are many traits of your personality that I find endearing

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Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Familiarity. from Sue W and GC.

“Just because something is familiar, doesn’t mean it’s safe. And just because something feels safe, doesn’t mean it’s good for you.”― Brittany Burgunder

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17 thoughts on “Familiarity breeds contempt – Or not?

  1. Not at all
    Familiarity can no way breeds Contempt. But rather built love and share . In most cases when you discover your true nature that’s when get noticed to each , even though no body’s tells you , in your heart you’re already know. 😁

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