People deal with distressed conditions more easily when they have friends and family to lean on. When loved ones are nowhere to be found, it’s the guys in the immediate environment that you rely on for support. However, it’s a different world out there today. Many things have changed. Only a few manage to bond with neighbors and form lasting relationships the way they used to back in the day.
Create Kinship And Live To See Another Day
So how come neighbors aren’t as close to each other as they used to be? Part of it has to do with the modified social and family dynamics that took place in past decades. With families, they’re more disjointed now. Divorce has become the new marital norm. Husband and wife both work away from home, resulting in communities that lack a good number of traditional or conventional families. A different set interacts and exists in one neighborhood, far removed from the old-fashioned version.
Apart from the change in the typical family setting, alterations in the present society have also plotted to make people distance themselves more from their neighbors. The economic slump has pushed many to toil longer, and technological advancements have made it more convenient to socialize via computers, sacrificing the personal touch.
What’s the situation in your own neighborhood? Are the kind of interactions you saw when you were still young still evident? Probably not. This can pose a problem in the event that people have to fight for survival, like when tragedy strikes.
There is such a thing as survival kinship. This sort of fraternization with neighbors must be established for a couple of reasons. One, turning to someone close by for help is easier when you’ve got a nice relationship with them. Two, even if there’s nothing you need from others and they don’t require anything from you, the built friendship will lessen the chances of anybody around you betraying you when primal conditions start taking hold.
For those interested in building ties with nearby residents, they can do so several ways through neighborhood watch groups, homeowners’ association meets as well as other organized activities that gather people together. These are all great platforms for forging enduring relationships. Essentially, if you just make an effort at getting to know neighbors in an unstructured and individual manner, this always works.
Not everyone will understand and appreciate the value of familiarizing yourself with the neighbors. Perhaps it might seem entirely unnecessary or strange for some. Wait until a survival crisis occurs. You’ll quickly find that even the most independent-minded individuals are thankful they can look to their neighbors and feel part of a united team. There is truly safety in numbers. When you find strength there too, it is simply better.
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