Recipe for Optimal Living: Know Your Neighbors
Many Americans can’t tell you the names of the people living across the street. Although keeping to yourself has become a popular trend, knowing your neighbors has many benefits. People are more likely to look out for each other, exchange occasional favors, and gain greater enjoyment from where they live. Studies show that knowing your neighbors also makes it more likely for them to call the police if there is suspicious activity around your home. Being active in your neighborhood can provide you with new running partners, car pool participants, babysitters, doctor references, and more. For those who may be a bit shy, click here for some ideas on how to become friendlier with your neighbors.