Any discussion related to neighbor's relationship will never fail to raise public awareness, and subsequently invokes much concern about social connection and intimacy. Seeing plenty of conflicts about neighbors, I generally support, though very miserable, that neighbors ignore emotional connection and rely less on each other.
Admittedly, family, neighborhood, community are apple-pie virtues for some of the people, especially ranging from age 50 to 70, who chat with each other or say hello to their neighbors. In reality, these old men always chat in the square of districts, discussing the events that newly happen or some secret affair heard from others about money, career and house. Thus, it is widespread for them to drop around and ask their neighbors for help. Even some of them organize some dance parties. These regular community parties can help form the good neighborhood, as well as maintain cordial relations with others, which put color on their boring routine. Although this lifestyle seems inconceivable for us young adults, they can enjoy themselves with neighbors and exercise themselves.
However, the above relationship with neighbor is not the mainstream in the society. In fact, there are more young adults and adolescents, who focus on personal stuffs and individual enjoyment, than the old group. Besides, the availability of a great variety of high-tech recreational facilities also diverts young people from enjoying chats with neighbors, bringing them more interesting things which can easily captivate their attention, such as watching TV, surfing the internet or playing videogames. Consequently, these young people are addicted to these activities, totally neglecting the feelings of their friends or family members. As well, there is another phenomenon commonly exiting in our life: the young, however old he is, concentrate more on their own phones rather than the person who stands behind them in the elevator. However, in the past, neighbors chatted with each other frequently gaining more information and having fun. Unfortunately, it is an inevitable tendency of the ignorance between neighbors.
Furthermore, the transformation of individuals' inner sense of security is to blame as well. As the fast tempo of life, there is a credibility gap between individuals, and thus we weaken our trust to others, let alone strangers, because excessive reports of deception on the media disappoints us, leaving us in a world with violence and crimes. Gradually, we are fret about talking with our neighbors, seldom ask them for help and give a hand when they are in trouble. This is an age of crisis of confidence, contradicting the behaviors in the past when neighboring fellows always dropped by.
In conclusion, the former two reasons, among others, can explain that neighbor relations nowadays are more aloof and alienated than before, meaning we depend less on others. If the situation were to continue, it is detrimental for human moral construction, particularly for our younger generation. Therefore, both state and individuals should take actions, making the virtue of neighborhood instilled in everyone. Only in a prosperous, reasonable atmosphere can we hope to witness the ideal scene in which neighbors and friends can chat freely and they trust worthy to rely on.