Last Updated on by Buayifa Ojeogwu
Are you cool with your neighbor?
Or you are someone that avoids even making eye contact with your neighbor?
I get it, you want your privacy, your space, whatever you call it.
Which is fine.
I too have had my fair share of both good and bad neighbors, and I know there’s more to come.
Who knows? Someone else may see me as a bad neighbor.
So, what say you?
But I always prefer to be on good terms with my neighbors.
So in this post, I will be sharing seven important reasons to be cool with your neighbor.
Reasons To Be Cool With Your Neighbor
1. For Friendship
Some neighbors make the best friends we never thought we would have.
I’m not saying you should run into your new neighbors’ arms and start having tea parties.
I am talking about simple greetings like “good morning”, “hello”.
That’s how friendship starts.
Between, some people are really lonely.
Your friendship may give them hope and assure them they are not alone in this big big world.
You will never know until you become friends.
2. Your neighbor may save you or your kid’s life
This point is my life.
My neighbor saved my child’s life when she brought the babysitter’s ordeals to my knowledge.
Once my neighbor alerted me when she thought my kitchen was on fire.
Your neighbor can totally save your life if you both were cool.
Let’s not push our neighbors away, and then both parties can’t ask for help when they need it.
Or would you see someone hurt your neighbor’s kid and say “it’s not my cup of tea”?
I guess not.
3. Be cool with your neighbor, so you can have tea parties
Another important reason to be cool with your neighbor is so that you can have tea parties.
Okay, I mean just chill, chat, and yes have some tea.
But where will you find a tea party guest, if you are not cool with your very next-door neighbor?
When I fell pregnant with baby number two and left my 9 to 5 job, I was bored silly.
My neighbor used to come to spend time with me, and I return the visit too.
And we have tea. lol
The way I am emphasizing tea…haha
We hang out and let time pass.
4. Your neighbor may share vital information with you if you are cool with them
Imagine you move to a new place, and you don’t know how things work there.
Your so-called “nosy neighbor” can give you information about the area, things to looks out for and all that.
This sounds like the nosy neighbor in movies that tells you, Mrs. B, is a witch and all that.
5. Babysitting is an important reason to be cool with your neighbor
Most parents know this.
There are times you have to go somewhere you can’t take your child.
If you are cool with your neighbor, they can babysit your kid while you are away.
When I was in labor for my second kid, my then 2-year-old daughter stayed with my neighbor until my mom got there.
My neighbor had always been like a mom to my daughter, so she was happy to have my girl and likewise.
I am not saying it is okay to drop your kids with the neighbor that moved in yesterday.
Neither am I saying it is okay to leave your child with a crazy person.
Just get to know them first, then you would know if they are someone you can trust with your kids.
6. In case of an emergency
When you are not cool with your neighbors and you have an emergency, who will you call?
Okay, you will call an ambulance, right?
Or you will call your parents, siblings, or your friend that lives miles away from you?
I believe your neighbor is the closest person to help you even before your family shows up.
That is a very important reason to be cool with your neighbor.
Think about this very well.
7. Your neighbor can support you during tough times
You or your neighbor might be going through a tough time, and you need a strong support system.
If you are good friends with your neighbor, they can support you in their own unique way.
Not by doing any special thing in particular, maybe just by being there.
That’s what I meant when I said some people are lonely.
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Conclusion On 7 Important Reasons To Be Cool With Your Neighbor
I know we hear lots of bad things that neighbors do to each other.
And this has caused us to withdraw into our shells.
But let’s not push everybody away because of someone else’s evil act.
Because you will never know when you will need your neighbor’s help or when you can be of help to your neighbor.
Whatever your stance is about neighbors, just be a good person no matter what.budgetandmomjeans.com
So are you going to be good with your neighbor?
Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading!