There is an old saying to “keep your friends close and your enemies closer”. I have never really understood that kind of expression or philosophy for living.
Why on earth would I keep in close contact with my enemies?
I might try to understand or exercise tolerance towards an enemy, I might even pray for an enemy. But I don’t think I would go out of my way to hang out with my enemy. Perhaps I am just missing the point.
Sorry Google, I don’t need your help today.
Having considered this idea of enemies a little further, I can honestly say that I have met very few people, if any, over my lifetime that I would consider a life-long enemy. Sure, there are people I may not agree with on various matters of life and living. There are also those I have battled in the realms of competitive sport, academics, the workplace, or even the grocery store line-up. After all, I am a competitive person by nature, but that is slowly being tempered as I grow older.
Sometimes old expressions just don’t make any sense.
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