Hey to all of you SJs! :)
I was wondering what y'all think about the phrase that "familiarity breeds contempt."
Any thoughtful insights?
I think it goes both ways (i.e. in that unfamiliarity also breeds contempt // fear leads to hatred, etc.)
As for familiarity breeding contempt, I think it can also be true. Do we ever get "bored" of people...even our closest friends? In certain friendships, do people run out of things to say? In friendships, do we ever approach a stage of stagnation?
Well, I know I have been facing this problem, and I think the reasoning behind this is that as people approach closer and closer to the point of being more than just "familiar" and "very close," there is a deeper, far more complex layer of "familiar" territory -- I like to refer to it as the "approaching insecurities" territory.
Some people are extremely open about their feelings, and for the most part, I am generally open about my feelings. But I would be lying if I said that I've revealed all of my deepest, darkest insecurities. Now, it doesn't have to be any conspicuous insecurity (i.e. mental disorder, etc.), it could just be that we aren't showing 100% of ourselves. And this internal, nagging fear could potentially be the reason why some friendships reach that point of stagnation and refuse to grow any further. Just my insight.
What do you guys think?!