Getting rid of and shutting out the world
October 13, 2008 12:15pm CST
I think one of my neighbors has the right idea to a degree. You rarely see him outside his house. He doesn't associate with the neighbors very much. My daughter and his daughter are friends and my daughter goes to his house to hang out with his daughter. I have locked our wrought iron ornamental gate that leads to our front door, this is a security gate. I have both the cats locked up till we can find them new homes. I am essentially removing myself from this neighborhood since I can't move. We have had nothing but problems with the "new" neighbors we moved back to find. We are the only original house owners on our street. I don't like the way the neighborhood has gone downhill. I don't want anything to do with these people anymore. Me and my family and dogs will just not associate with any of them and won't open our doors to them either. UPS will leave any and all boxes outside our gate as well as the postperson. Do you ever feel like shutting out the world?
• United States
13 Oct 08
Why are you shutting your community out? I have felt this before, but I thought it was because I moved to a place very different from home, and not suited to my needs.... (I live in San Antonio...I'm from Western New York....) If you loved the place before, why not get involved in the community to make it the place you want, instead of holing up away from the world? I only ask this of you because too often I hear of good people wanting to escape the bitter reality of the world we live in, and I understand... I might still go there sometimes.... We need to make this place, the way it should be...instead of dreaming about what it was.. It's nice to know, however, you can trust your daughter with one of your neighbors...at least the neighborhood can offer her that... :)
30 Oct 08
You know, this is one of the saddest discussions I've seen recently. I feel so sad that you feel that you feel it's necessary to shut yourself away from the world to be content. My situation is completely the opposite to yours! I'm desperately trying to get to know my local community and finding it hard to find openings. Different worlds eh?!
• United States
14 Oct 08
Hi sweet, Yes I do! But, unfortunately I can't! I live in a garden apartment complex where the apartments are attached so there is no way that I can shut everyone out. I really wish I could because I too have neighbors that I can't stand! There is absolutely no way that I can avoid them! They are just there! When you walk out the front door there is no way to avoid them. The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything and we have one neighbor in particular who has been a problem since I have moved in 27 years ago. She has caused many people to move out because of her playing the piano, acting like a psychotic beotch. So I guess unless you live in the middle of the woods there really is no way to avoid the world!
• Defiance, Ohio
13 Oct 08
Yes, I have felt like shutting out the world. Where I live now I have sister in law, her kids, and mother and father in law who lives across the street. Neighbor to the right makes adult whips and canes and sells them at parties she holds at her home. So, I stay clear of her. She is a nice lady but she has stated she hates kids. The neighbor to the left can't speak any English. Nothing against them. I just can't communicate with them. The neighbors behind us, well, my teen son is friends with the teenage boys who think gangster is the cool think to act like. In trouble with the law and other such crap. Their mother will sit out in the drive way yelling at some one on her phone every morning after she gets home from work. yep, I want to shut my self off from all the drama. I hate city living. I have never enjoyed it. I don't think I ever will.