Good Neighbor

@hmkoct5 (2065)
United States
November 22, 2010 7:49pm CST
Do you think you're a good neighbor? To be honest, I think I could be a better neighbor. We take care of our house and make sure we're quiet. But, we don't really go out of our way to get to know our neighbors. We say hello and exchange pleasantries, but beyond that, we don't really know our neighbors very well. I wish it were different.
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14 responses
@thedaddym (1731)
• United States
6 Dec 10
I think I am a fine neighbor. I don't know about good, but I don't cause anyone any problems. I am friendly, but not enough to go and buddy, buddy up to people. We have a few people we consider friends in the neighborhood which is good, everyone else likes to be friendly but keep to themselves which is fine with me for the most part.
@camposkat (306)
23 Nov 10
I believe me and my fiancee are good neighbors to our next door neighbor. We treat them well, we communicate with them. We have also befriended both of them and share our thoughts about the neighborhood and stuff like that. We also, like you, make sure we don't make lots of noises during the night time. I guess it's just having to do with how you respect their privacy and being less annoying and loud when it is almost night time, plus the fact that you are showing them kindness is what makes it pleasant for our neighbor. :) It's really a blessing to have good neighbors and to have established good rapport with them.
@ladym33 (10979)
• United States
23 Nov 10
I would say pretty good but not great. We keep our yard mowed and clean. We don't let our dog poop in thier grass. We always wave hello. We borrow and lend on occasion. We are better to some neighbors then others as far as soializing with them. We are good friends with one of our neighbors down the street and we often stand out and talk to the people across the street. We also have a few other neighbors we will stop and chat with if they happen to be out while we are taking a walk or something.
@SimpleBB (1329)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
I think, Yes we are. We used to mingle with them though only occasionally, but thier feedback is sort of like we did good things to them. We're not the type of staying outside just to simply chat with them. We're all just like the typical neighbors, but seems we know each other that well. We usually entrusts the key and taking care of our house when we need to leave for couple of days and vice versa. Being good neighbors can be established even without being the outgoing type of people. There's nothing wrong if you are the silent type of neighbors. What important is you're treating them fair and you're not doing things that could harm them, that would be okey.
@megamatt (14292)
• United States
23 Nov 10
I think that I am both a good neighbor and have good neighbors. I think that really when you think about it, the type of neighbors that you have had or do currently have will directly influence what type of neighbor that you are. How helpful or how friendly that you are to your neighbors. After all, there is no use trying to bond with a neighbor that is cold and distant to you a lot of the times and it is just going to lead to bad feelings. I think that the fact that I have good neighbors has really made me a good neighbor. Sure I have my share of suspect people living near me over the years, but for the most part, in general, it has been all good. I think that in many ways, we are going to be influenced by how good our neighbors are and in turn, they may be influenced by us. At least that is the idea.
• China
23 Nov 10
I merely get out of my room,don't even say my house ,so I really have nothing to do with my naighbour
@cher913 (25782)
• Canada
23 Nov 10
you are right and i know i should be a better neighbour too. we dont go out of our way to do much for ours either. my mom on the other hand, her neighbours are nice (mind you they have lived beside each other since i was in highschool) they cut each others grass, etc. which is very nice.
@annein (128)
• Singapore
23 Nov 10
same with me here. when talking about consideration and respect, i might be a good neighbor. but i never meet my neighbors beforer. i did not even exchange greetings with them. if i meet them outside, i cannot recognized them as well. maybe because we're too caught up with our work that we don't have time socializing with our neighbors.
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Nov 10
hmkoct5 yes I used to feel that way too as we just said hie and that was about it. I always thought it sad that we had neighbors on both sides yet we did not even know their names. One night my son had locked the door to our apartment not knowing I had not come home from being out and the the neighbor's mom went around to my sons bedroom and yelled at him your moms out in front and needs to be let in. I did not think I had a key for the other lock on the door. but after my son let me in we found the right key and he marked it for me. Lll time he had thought I was already home. lol
@ANTIQUELADY (36440)
• United States
23 Nov 10
u CAN MAKE IT DIFFERENT IF U PUT SOME EFFORT INTO MEETING THEM. i HAVE GREAT NEIGHBORS & I AM A GOOD NEIGHBOR TO.
@ebuscat (5935)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
For me I would be good neighbor to my neighbor's and it is my instinct attitude so be in your mind that being a good neighbor many are taking advantage in you.
• United States
23 Nov 10
I think I can be considered a great neighbor as I rarely am outdoors and mingling with them. When I am in I am in and when I am outdoors I am way outdoors. I am also the only one who cleans the darn washer and dryer before and after I use it. I never complain about the rowdy darn neighbors above me, nor do I complain that they are up at all hours making racket. I will always greet upon first encounter, whether they greet back I figure I am better educated.
@SIMPLYD (90727)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
I can truly say, i am a good neighbor. Before, our neighborhood have only streetlamps outside of their own houses. But i noticed that there are areas along the way to our house that are dark and needs lighting. I wrote a letter to our barangay head and requested to provide lights to some areas on the way to our place. It's a good thing that the said brgy. head was the former college student of my retired father-in-law so when he ( together with his wife) went there to give my letter, he readily said yes after reading it. Voila , the next day two(2) street lights along the way to our house were installed! I was so happy, i wrote back and praised and thanked him for it! I guess, my neighbors were grateful, but they didn't know that it's me who requested for them. Anyway, there's no use announcing that. I just did my part of being a good neighbor.
• United States
23 Nov 10
My family and I are good neighbors because we know half of the people in our block and speak with each other regarding any suspicious activity on our street/in our hill.