Dear Perfect Stranger,
How are you doing today? I hope you’re doing well and if not, I hope this note serves as a little pick-me-up during your day.
What do you think about neighbours. They can be friendly people who sometimes drop by for a quick chat but otherwise keep to themselves or they can be annoying people who rev their motorcycles at 2:00am and don’t keep their lawns cut. I’m sure you’ve experienced both ends of this spectrum. Bur definitely more often that not, these days most people don’t know their neighbours well at all. That’s probably not the greatest thing because social scientists tell us that we rely on these kinds of social networks in times of need. Take for example your home is on fire, who’s going to help you before the firefighters? Your neighbours. Not only that but human interaction tends to make people happy. So getting to know your neighbours is not only good for the individual but also the whole community. So by all means, let’s get to know their stories. Let’s get to know our neighbours. Let’s improve our communities.
Your friendly picker upper