Familiarity Breeds Contempt
This is an old saying that means:
The more we know someone the more likely we are to find fault with them.
Srila Prabhupad used this saying and warned us about it.
Sometimes we are very fortunate and we get some very nice association with devotees.
We begin to feel comfortable with them, close to them, and we start to get to know them a little better.
At that point in time we have to begin to remind ourselves of this principle...
Familiarity Breeds Contempt.
Hare Krishna. :)
This week I had an interesting comment from someone about being a Free Spirit.
I was told by this person, that them, a friend of ours, and I, all got along very well because we were all "free spirits"....
Now, this really was funny to me, because I don't have any idea what they mean when they say "free spirit".
So, I told them:
"Well, thank you. I'm so glad that we all get along so well" :)
"Now, will you please tell me, what is a free spirit" ???
"What do you mean when you say "free spirit" ???????