5 Reasons Why You Must Maintain a Distance with Your Neighbors
Most of us have grown up hearing ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,’ but in today’s world this might not hold as true as it did in the past. True that you need to be well acquainted with your neighbors, because in case of emergency they are the first ones you can ask for help. But at the same time, it is wise to maintain a distance with your neighbors. Here’s why
1. Too much familiarity breeds contempt
Well, the wise man who said it was so right! Too much familiarity indeed breeds contempt and you don’t want that to happen with someone living as close to you as your neighbors. That’s why, it is very important that you maintain a distance with your neighbors. Know them, be friendly with them, socialize a little with them, but all while maintaining safe distance. It will make things a lot easier for you.
2. It helps you to maintain your privacy
It starts with friendly hellos, then casual coffee invitations and then before you know it, you’ll find your neighbors with you all the time. Initially it might not bother you much, but pretty soon it will begin to hurt. You’ll be craving for your privacy which you won’t get. And once you cross that line of formality with your friends, then it’s very difficult to tell them to step back because you need your time and space. They’ll hold a grudge and it will complicate things for you. So save the trouble, and maintain your distance right from the beginning.
3. You’ll be saved from unnecessary interference
Those who get too friendly with their neighbors pretty soon realize the unnecessary interference in their lives by their dear ‘neighbor – friends.’ Whether it’s a trip you are taking or a new job you are applying for, they’ll be poking their nose in anything and everything. It’s human nature, no one can help it. So the best thing for you would be to not let things come to this level.