Are you a good neighbor?

@wlee9696 (596)
United States
October 2, 2009 3:32pm CST
I was responding to the thread about having good neighbors. This lead me to wonder if people see themselves as a good neighbor. I think I am a good neighbor. I mind my own business. Keep my house and yard clean and tidy. I am always friendly and stop to speak to my neighbors when they are outside. I don't having barking dogs. I keep my cat inside. I am always willing to help, but I never ask for help. I don't know if this makes me a good neighbor or not but I think it does. What do you think? Are you a good neighbor?
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14 responses
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
3 Oct 09
Im a bad neighbor actually, i dont even know who lives around me, just some neighbors that live next door, and we never talk to each other, but again dunno where you live but at least where i live the houses are fenced or enclosed so its not that we are able to make too much contact anyway.
@wlee9696 (596)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Well perhaps in your neighborhood that is what a good neighbor does. They stick to themselves and mind their own business. Every neighborhood is different and expects different things.
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
5 Oct 09
You know i never ever had that thought lol. So, yes in a way maybe i am a good neighbor
• China
3 Oct 09
a,tell the truth,I feel I am not a good neighbor,because I usualy do not speak to neighbors.am I right?no, I do not think so.how can I do to improve our relationship,do you have some ideas, my friend?
@wlee9696 (596)
• United States
4 Oct 09
My neighbors and I aren't best friends but I don't think you have to be to be a good neighbor. Just being friendly and offering to help when you see a need. My neighbors on one side are elderly - so I often do some of their yard work for them so their children don't have to. When my other neighbor has fresh tomatoes she always brings some over. Yet we don't "hang out" with each other. So you can still be a good neighbor.
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
I think we are good neighbors. We always help our neighbors in times they need to borrow something. We also give them or share to them whenever we harvest our banana tree. We also invited our neighbors when we have parties at home or just share to them our feast. When its Christmas we give them gifts and they do the same. I live in a friendly and good neighborhood.
@wlee9696 (596)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Sounds like I would like to be your neighbor ! Parties and feasts - yummy.
@jb78000 (15178)
6 Oct 09
well i am not too bothered about how other people keep their houses - i have some very good neighbours who are students. and lads at that and unsurprisingly their place is a tip. however they are pretty good neighbours - they turn down the music well before midnight and only have wild parties at weekends. as for myself i am an extremely good neighbour - don't make noise, help out if someone asks, say please when i have to borrow a tin opener etc.
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
4 Oct 09
yes i think i am a good neighbours.. because i am ready to help always to neighbours.. so i think..i doing good work.. and if you helped your neighbours..then your neighbours also gave you help..when you needed..
@biman_s (1061)
• India
3 Oct 09
I too think that I am good neighbor. We are actually very close and so during the festive seasons we go out together. So we have lots of fun. We cook food and send them over or invite them over dinner. We go and watch movies together. Its like a big family living in separate houses.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
3 Oct 09
When I am in childhood, I remembered that our neighbor always bring their own-made cake to us, I love them very much. But nowadays we move to a new community, people seems that they are so busy that we don't have time to visit to eath others. I don't think they are good neighbors and neither are we. A good neighbor is the one who can keep their yard clean and the one who can lean their help when needed as well. There is an old saying here, "the close neighbor is far more better than the distant relative."
• Indonesia
3 Oct 09
i think you are good neighbor...but it's good if we communicate with our neighbors so,that there is a sense of familiarity. and who can repute our good neighbors or not, just our neighbors. ok...
@Boboy2 (62)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
There will come a time that you can test your self to be the real neighbor. A neighbor is not always the one who is good to others. He is not the one who helps others. He is not the one who treats others fairly like he does to himself. He is not the one who extends or lends a hand to those who are in need. A true neighbor is the one who is the recepient of all the goodness that others can offer.
@ample03 (403)
• India
3 Oct 09
Hello wlee I think I have the qualities of a good neighbor. I try to help them when my neighbors need, I give them company, I look out for them and I am sure that I am more than the folk next door. And I always wanted some qualities from them like they should be polite, not noisy, they should not interfere my personal matters and they should keep watch of everything.
• United States
3 Oct 09
i try me best to be a good neighbor i sometimes talk to the others around here but not to much never know who you live by i have a lil sis and i don't want her to get to closes to the neighbors exseoly the males cus most of the cases of $ex offinder are people they know. I'm very over protetive of my family.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Yes, I've always been a good neighbor...considerate, responsible and friendly. My husband noticed a problem with our neighbor's wiring one evening that very well could have eventually started an electrical fire so the very next day he went to Home Depot, bought what was needed to correct the problem and he corrected it. She didn't ask for his help, but he offered it nonetheless. Right now most of my neighbors are family in one way or another and they all know that we are there for them...no matter what they need.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
2 Oct 09
Hi Wlee I just responded to your response you left me regarding fresh made donutsSmall world here at MYLOT huh? Well in answer to your question yes I consider myself to be a good neighbor I don't play my music to loud I keep up my lawn and speak to my neighbors and have conversations with them from time to time I been living here for about 17 years and my neighbors on both sides got here years after I did but we are all very cordial to one another and we look out for each other as well. Thank goodness because having neighbors who feud can be stressful I certainly wouldn't want to have a bad relationship with the people I have to live next too every day.
@codris (783)
• Italy
2 Oct 09
i think that i'ma good neighbor when there is respec from both sides, i i'm respected, i respect them too. But if when there is a discussion people want to make something bad only beacause the're gelous or something like that, i become a bad neighbor.