We all have neighbours near our home. You might have experienced being on good terms with your neighbour has many benefits. If you do not have a good relationship with the neighbour that can make your life frustrating, day after day. Do you have a good relationship with your neighbour? In your thinking what is your duty towards neighbour?
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Bible – Mark 12:31
The above is the answer Jesus Christ given to a question asked to him.
So your duty towards your neighbour is to love him as yourself.
What is your duty towards neighbour?
You should hurt nobody by word or deed. Be true and just in all your dealing. Bear no malice or hatred in your heart.
Ensure a safe and friendly neighbourhood and everyone carries out their own responsibilities. Also ensure that you show your neighbours the same respect that you expect from them.
Avoid making too much noise disturbing the neighbours. Aged and sick people may need calm and rest. Too much sound can be a disturbance to them and also for the children studying on your neighbourhood.
“Love of our neighbour, then, has just the same respect to, is no more distant from, self-love, than hatred of our neighbour, or than love or hatred of anything else.” Joseph Butler
Everybody needs good neighbours
Below cartoon video is being used to promote how everyone needs good neighbours where they live.
Duty Towards Neighbour
1. Warm welcome
Do you show your neighbour a warm welcome and extend a helping hand?
When your neighbour visits your home, welcome him with a warm smile. Talk to him and ask for any help needed. Extend your helping hand whatever possible. Visit neighbours and also invite them to your house. Sometimes sharing their problems with you may help them to relieve stress and peaceful mind.
2. Help the neighbour
When your neighbours need something from you, do you provide them with it when you can?
Some people are shy to ask for help. If you feel they need some help, ask them and that will give the courage for them to tell the truth. Always help your neighbours. You don’t know when you may require help of your neighbour. You may think, you have enough money and hence you don’t require the help of neighbours.
That is a wrong thinking. Imagine you are alone at home and you become sick and in emegency to go to hospital. But you are in a stage that you can’t go without the help of others. What will you do at that time? You will call the neighbour and he will help you to go to the hospital.
The same thing can happen to your neighbour also. At that time, you should offer him help and take him to the hospital at the earliest. Sometimes your that timely help will save his life.
3. Never ignore helping neighbours
Do you ignore helping them, especially elderly or disabled neighbours?
Some people do not like to help others even though they can. Helping doesn’t mean money only. There are many othe ways of helping. Sharing knowledge, giving the things needed and many other things.
Sometimes your neighbour may be sick and unable to cook food for their children. You can help them by cooking, or giving food for them.
Aged or disabled neighbour may need help to get up and walk. Help them as and when required.
4. Respect your neighbour
Are you kind to your neighbours and respect them?
Most people respect their neighbours. But some people do not give proper respect to neighbours. They think the neighbours are not upto their status. Do you think it is good? Not at all. Always respect your neighbours. Be kind to them.
If they do something wrong to you, try to have a discussion and solve the problem. Forgiving others is the best thing to have a peaceful mind. If you keep angry in your mind, that will make you stressful.
5. Ease the pain of neighbours
Do you try to ease their pain when they are sad?
In this world, everyone have problems and pains. Understand the pain of your neighbours and try your best to console and help them to become happy. Never make fun, laugh or feel happy on their problems. Your words should not make them more painful.
6. Don’t make fun
Do you make fun of the way they live, talk or dress?
Today fashion is changing day by day. It is possible that you are not aware of the new trends. Some people may not have enough money to buy good clothes. When you see your neighbour in new fashion dress or with torn old dress, don’t make fun. Sometimes your neighbour may not have enough money to live a lifestyle as you. Never make fun or laugh the they your neighbour live, talk o dress.
Importance of good neighbourhood
Good neighbourhood is very important for a healthy community. Always have good relationship with your neighbours. Avoid quarrel with neighbours. Incase of any misunderstaning or other problem, try to solve it at the earliest. We have a short life on the earth. Don’t waste your time on quarrel and fight. Time is precious and hence make use of it in a positive way. Share you love with others. Your loveful words can make others smile.
Good neighbours are always there to help others. Your relatives may be staying far away from your home. Your neighbours are the one who will come first to help you in trouble. Keep a good relationship with your neighbours. Visit their house often. Enquire about their problems and extend help. Some neighbours may be shy to ask for help. But it is your responsibility to understand their shy nature and help them.
How do you deal with your neighbours?
Are you happy with your neighbours?
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