In 2016 the queen of pop, Taylor Swift, added another accolade to her name when she was voted the American public’s Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbor. According to a Pew survey, some 28% of us don’t know our neighbors’ names, yet research from the Young Foundation suggests our happiness levels would rise if we had even irregular contact with those around us. Although you might not find Taylor next door, here are our top six reasons for getting to know your neighbors.
Despite stereotypes of being selfish and shallow, millennials are a generous generation. A staggering 84% contribute to charities, and many say they wish their incomes allowed them to do more. Unfortunately, after rent, student loan payments and other essentials, there’s often not much left over to give.