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Does Familiarity breed Contempt or Contentment?

This weekend, I was reminiscing our school days with my childhood friend. And we both jointly disagreed on the age-old adage – “Familiarity breeds contempt”. We have been friends for over the last three decades. We have the boarding schools, international phone booths, digital gadgets and mobile apps to that for that. And yet, after all these years, we still look up to each other with love and respect.

By the time, I grab my morning coffee, she is settling down to sleep. She is a very private person and isn’t into social media, very much unlike me. And I am pretty sure that I am the only friend she has on Snapchat.  But in spite of the different time zones and personalities, we have made this relationship work. We found activities we could do together, across the oceans, like the online Bible Study at Arise & Shine Club. And we share intricate details of our boring lives with each other on Snapchat. But all this oversharing hasn’t lead us to feel contempt for each other. Instead, each day, we are finding more ways and reasons to stay in touch.

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