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Do You Know Your Neighbours?

In the days when i was growing up, everybody knew their closest neighbours' names. There was interaction and visits between them. But i it seems that has changed these days or it my imagination?

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u dont really know ur neig, in the united states until the popo comes or they comit suicide or somein, everybody is just on their own, word!

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Tell me about it. When I had just arrived from Nigeria and was at my aunt's in the East coast, I greeted a lady I saw in the elevator, but she ignored me. It was so dreary, encountering the stone cold faces that I was relieved to be moving to California. Without a doubt, Californians are more outgoing than their counterparts in the east coast. At my former complex, one of my neighbors, used to extend an invitation to my roommate for a drink or so. Even in Sunnyvale, there was a lady, who, introduced herself and told me where she lived, and then inquired if I was . . . brother. It was a breath of fresh air, to have friendly neighbors, without 'pokenosing' into your biz. I like California, and I'd like to think that the sunshine plays a factor in determining one's mood.

For the most part, I would pick California over the East Coast. The sour attitude that people have, is another factor with the high depression rate in this country.

PS: For those who live in the East coast, what was your experience like when you landed in Nigeria, and took a walk on the streets? I tell you, it was refreshing to be in the midst of lively pedestrians. I still concur, Nigerians are one of the happiest people in the world!

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Try not to do that with Nigerians in Nigeria. You may not come out of the "debacle" with any credibility left.

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That's right. Not to even mention Christmas and New Year seasons.

Come to think of it, Nigeria seems to have more holidays than most countries. We celebrate most public occasions like labour day, election day, and other random holidays the government thinks up. lol

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Even during salah u are sure of some ram meat from the neighbour u have never even met.

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@ seun

u mean pay their BILLS? it is all about bills bills bills, food is not the problem

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I think Nigerians are maybe the most sociable people in the world. More research needed!!

With our culture of endless owanbe parties at the weekends, every small excuse to hold a party- naming ceremonies, birthdays, weddings, burials etc, of course we will be sociable. And in some places, it is sacrilege not to invite the neighbours.

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Ok, I guess it's ridiculous to blame a country's culture on taxes.

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na wa for this culture sha.

My pikin dey carry kaya go boarding school in naija to learn how to respect his elders not calling his father an when he feels like.

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@ikamefa

for Isialangwa? Just curious

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my current neighbours are a handful, girls who can't keep their clothes on and guys whose only pre-ccupation is drinking.

Dont you guys envy me?

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i feel guilty on this one-No i don't.I try as much as possible to mind my biz.

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My neighbours? I won't recognise them.Don't know what they look like

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Not Really.

I like the concept of balance so while sometimes i may like my own space, it is also "ok" to have neighbors that at least show some concern and care about my welfare and vice versa.

The trouble is with Nigerians. Most of us are a bunch of noisy people, especially the older generation. It is no different whether it is Nigerians in Nigeria, or those in diaspora. Sometimes, people need to be sensitive and just observe rather than be involved in other people's matters.

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isnt that a good thing?

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there is nothing like that in the states, except ur neigbors are Nigerians. I've lived in a place for almost 5 years now, i don't know who the heck my neigbors are. Inshort i don't want to know them cuz i don't want anyone to carry me at night.

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