I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln
To me this is an odd phrase, and not something we hear often, if ever at all. Usually if we don't like someone, we tend to avoid them if we can, or if not, hopefully we practice civil tolerance.
Mr. Lincoln deals with this a bit differently. It sounds as if his initial dislike of a person intrigues him, as if he is saying to himself, "I don't like him. Why is that?" In getting to know him better he may either decide he does, in fact, like him, or that indeed, he does not, but now he has a clear picture of why.
What are your thoughts on this?