Ever wonder where the phrase “familiarity breeds contempt” comes from?Â Well…Â Once upon a time, there was The Fox and the Lion…
A very young Fox, who had never before seen a Lion, happened to meet one in the forest. A single look was enough to send the Fox off at top speed for the nearest hiding place.
The second time the Fox saw the Lion he stopped behind a tree to look at him a moment before slinking away. But the third time, the Fox went boldly up to the Lion and, without turning a hair, said, “Hello, there, old top.”
The moral of the story:Â Familiarity breeds contempt, or, acquaintance with evil blinds us to its dangers.