In the old days, people know everything about their neighbor and knowing well about their neighbor is a joyful thing for them in life. There were when children were still playing in the playground, old folks were having walk in the gardens and people who still support and lend a hand when their neighbor needs them.
What about now? Do you see children playing in the garden with their neighbor? Do you still even see anybody lend a hand when their neighbors needed help?
Nowadays, we’re a transitory population. We move from place to place in search of a better lifestyle. We don’t stay anywhere long enough to know our neighbors and we hesitated making new friends in order to avoid the pain of the inevitable good bye. Plus we don’t stay home. Many neighborhoods are virtual ghost towns during the week because, while the children are in school or daycare, the adults are at work. When these families come home after a busy day away, the last thing they want to do is socialize with neighbors. On the other hand, we don’t trust as easily. We build high fences and cultivate thick hedges around our property to discourage even neighborly intrusion. CCTV and angry dogs all around, but who knows that accidents might approach your house someday and perhaps a help from a person next door could save your day.
There are ways you could improve your neighborliness in your neighborhood. You can start changing these by reaching out to your neighbours. Speak to your neighbors often. Invite a neighbor over for a cup of tea one afternoon or plan a neighborhood gathering for everyone on your block. This can help all of you to get together and know more about each other as neighbors.
Next, you can try to get involve in your neighbourhood. It does not mean to only join them for a party but get involve to help your neighbor to look after their house when they’re not around. So incase anything happen to them inside the house or...