In Vietnam, it is believed that: a good neighbor is better than a relative living far from you. Neighborhood is considered one of the most important relationship. Then I come up with the question: Which are the qualities of a good neighbor? In my opinion, a good neighbor must respect your privacy and ready to help you when it is necessary.
Neighbors are the people who live near your houses, definitely there will be one or more time you need their help. If you go away for a short time, like in one day, and it takes your cousin almost haft of a day to come to your house, your neighbors must be the first one you think of when you need someone to look after your house and your children. A good neighbor must be someone ready to spend time looking after your house. If you have a rob at the midnight, who will be the first one you call to help you? The answer is your neighbors, because they will appear after few minutes, whereas it may takes police a quarter to get to your house. A good neighbor will not mind waking up at night to catch your rob. If you have an accident right in your house, who should you call first. My suggestion would be your neighbors. A good neighbor would leave everything behind to take you to the hospital as soon as possible. Being ready to help you everytime you need is the most important quality of a good neighbor
Your neighbors live near your house, accordingly they would be the people who you see almost the time. What if they always try to eavesdrop what happens in your house? What if they try to interfere on you plan to do with your family. That would be very unpleasant. Not only being ready to help when you need, a good neighbor also must respect your privacy.
When you have a good job, you will earn a lot of money. When you have a good house, you will feel happy. And when you have a good neighbor, you will feel like you have one more brother/sister. Because a good neighbor will be the first one you can call when you need help, buy still leave you a private space enough to feel comfortable
Please give me some comment me on this. Thank you so much
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