All about my neighbor...

@bembzee (769)
Philippines
October 15, 2012 5:19am CST
My sister and i always got an argument about my being good to my neighbor. She often says that they are hypocrite and only knows me when they needed help. That can be true sometimes. However i am still holding on to my belief. Yes, my family will most likely to help me when i am down but they are living away from me. The first person that will offer a hand when i needed help is my neighbor. They are the first one to answer my cry for help when something is wrong inside the house. So i will still hold on to that belief. My neighbor can be a little nuisance. They are lack of manners and often fight with fellow neighbors. They knock very late on the door step just for an extra rice. But i saw a greatness in them. When one of our neighbor have a heart attack you need not ask them for help. They gave it out of goodness. And i knew from then that i can count on them when needed.
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7 responses
• United States
15 Oct 12
Don't let anyone tell you anything about your neighbors. You get to know them on your own and let it be that. I know two oof my neighbors here and it really feels nice knowing that one was there for me when I needed her. she took me in her house nad everything. I am even giving her a gift for christmas.
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@bembzee (769)
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
Our neighbors can be also a family. And we can always count on them if we do goodness to them.
@riyauro (6430)
• India
15 Oct 12
So very true. i am being nice to my neighbors as well. yeah right they will be coming for help first and then will the families come. Keep it that way cos you don't know the future and it is always to be the neighbors thought they might not be how you expect them to be. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead
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@bembzee (769)
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
My thank you riyauro. I am what i am and i think i wouldn't change to please someone. You are right this is me and people will know me for being who i am. Simple yet willing to give and share.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
There is always a goodness inside everyone and I also believe that, no matter how bad a person is- the human nature still exists inside of them. You are right, our neighbor is our first hand help when something went wrong. How can our family help us when they are far away- when we needed a help immediately.
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@bembzee (769)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
Exactly jaiho. Thanks for a response.
@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Oct 12
I highly agree with you. If you are living away from your family so you don't have any close near you except your neighbor. Sometimes, it's annoying to mingle or treat good to your neighbor you need to do it for your own welfare. They are the one can extend their hands in the times that you need help. You should share also some of your blessings to your neighbor. Did your remember one of what Jesus said? Love your neighbor - it means a lot for us.
@bembzee (769)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
It's a relief knowing that someone believe as i do. I sometimes thought am i really that stupid good to be taken for granted? Now i know, what i am feeling is normal.
@Shavkat (62721)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
It depends, my own points view some neighbours are really hypocrites. But some, they are fine.
@bembzee (769)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
Some can be a friend and some are not. And that we cannot indeed please everyone. But we can do go to them for we are in one community and you cannot forsake them in one way or another. Only you can say if it is rightful to lend a hand or it is taken advantage in a worst way.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
15 Oct 12
I do understand where you're coming from. I wouldn't want to be estranged from my neighbors either. Just in case. But I do get what your sister also means. She's just probably protecting you, she doesn't want you to be taken advantaged of. And she's also preventing your neighbors from truly trespassing on your kindness. Why not draw a line somehow with your neighbors? Like, say no once in a while. Don't let them think that they can always depend on you all the time, and that you also have your limitations. That way, you don't exactly alienate yourself from them, but at the same time, you also send them the message that you also have something going on with your life than being their "last resort".
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@bembzee (769)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
I know my sister don't mean a thing she only mean to protect me. She is always like that, very advance in thinking. But i still believe that their is goodness in every person.
@JAYMAR777 (840)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
Yes I agree. I neighbors are people too, they can be a annoying at times but truly they are important ion ones life. I used to be an island, A man in his own bubble, maybe because I don't want to be abused in some form; but they can be a great help at times. They have also roles to play in ones life. I think it is very important to be connected with neighbors you can draw the line, they can know that, understand that, and respect that. It is good to have neighbors. God bless bembzee
@bembzee (769)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
Love your neighbors as you love God. That's what i'm doing. I think their is something beyond that. A reason that in due time will be understand.