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(Phys Org2)   Humans are hardwired to love their neighbors, according to researchers who have never once been exposed to news media of any kind   ( divider line 20
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630 clicks; posted to Geek » on 31 Jul 2012 at 12:24 PM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-07-31 12:33:37 PM  
Or the politics tab
2012-07-31 12:38:25 PM  
By love I assume fark, and pretty much people are wired to sex up everything
2012-07-31 12:47:24 PM  
"the study revealed people were less likely to vote off the people next to them and target other contestants who were standing farther away."

Because the nearer contestant is in a better position to whack you.
2012-07-31 12:52:13 PM  
I only love my neighbors cars

a classic Chevelle SS, and a classic Camaro

that's cool, right?
2012-07-31 12:55:35 PM

I do love my neighbors. The little girl was tormenting me and it was all her fault. Good thing she died, so I can go back to my peace-loving life.
2012-07-31 12:56:32 PM  
but what if your neighbor's a dipshiat tweeker douchebag?

/and a blight in an otherwise awesome area
2012-07-31 12:59:43 PM  

Fano: By love I assume fark, and pretty much people are wired to sex up everything

2012-07-31 01:06:05 PM  
The headline should read "Humans Hard-Wired To Not fark With People Who Are Close Enough to Stab Them"
2012-07-31 01:15:42 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: "the study revealed people were less likely to vote off the people next to them and target other contestants who were standing farther away."

Because the nearer contestant is in a better position to whack you.

Originally I was going to say that man has always liked his neighbors but wanted to kill the man on the other side of the river, but after reading the article ^this^ probably has much more to do with it.
2012-07-31 01:52:48 PM  
2012-07-31 02:04:58 PM  
I'd give my new neighbor some good lovin'
2012-07-31 02:08:13 PM  
Actually, people tend to get along very well in general so long as certain conditions are met and there's no one around to tell them who to dislike.

Living space is foremost. People spread out more tend to not aggravate each other with assorted noises and smells, unlike folks living in units crammed all in one building where you can hear your neighbor fart.

Courtesy is another. Blasting music loud enough for people to hear down the block or working on noisy engines in your driveway is bound to irritate someone.

Kids are great, when they're laughing and playing, but when they start bickering and screaming, that tends to help set a neighborhood on edge. Downright rude behavior from them towards others, especially elders, can increase neighborhood tensions.

Simple respect between neighbors works wonders along with displays of concern for each other. Like in the old days, farmers would help each other raise a barn or haul in a crop. I knew folks who would get a great buy on, say, sacks of potatoes and they'd give the surplus away to their neighbors.

Neighbors tried to work out differences or minor disputes without bringing in the lawyers and compromise was a wonderful thing.

Cramming 50,000 people into an area designed mainly to hold 10,000 is like stacking cans of gasoline next to a fire: something is bound to explode. Trying to convince them that it's acceptable and healthy is basically pushing them towards a future psychosis.

Using overly loud machinery to care for your property is like lighting a fuse for explosives since it's a well known fact that certain types of noise generates tremendous irritation in others. I'm quite sure all of you know the sound of a circular saw as it screams it's way through wood -- hour after hour.

Decades ago, developers gave home owners a good sized lot with plenty of room about their houses. Today, they've reduced the average lot size and increased the house size, plus, in many areas like Florida, the lots need to have additional fill for drainage. So what you get is a home perched atop a small hill.

They decreased the lot size to cram in more houses.

Years ago, most neighborhoods had 'odd' people in them, usually folks who kept to themselves a lot, were shy, often soft spoken and maybe ill, but they weren't considered potential perverts, molesters or nutcases. They were accepted into the neighborhood and looked after.

Neighbors warned other neighbors when they were going to have loud parties and cut the noise after a certain hour of the night. They usually asked permission to have their guests park on other's property.

You didn't have cars parked in driveways with stereo systems blasting bad music across the block and the owners getting all indignant and self-righteous about their RIGHTS if you asked them to turn it down.

Back then, news was limited to a 3 channel TV and the local news paper or radio station. You were not steadily bombarded with reports of wars, crimes, what nation was actively committing genocide and how every financial institution in the world was out to skin you and what race, creed or nationality was offended over something this week.

The Fuller Brush man was The Fuller Brush Man, selling a quality product door to door -- not a home invader, rapist, crazed druggie, thrill killer or general all round pervert wanting to do nasty things to you. Nor was he selling Infomercial-like products that didn't last, failed to live up to their hype and broke about as soon as he left your home.

He was polite and courteous. He did not show up with his feet encased in ludicrously large, over priced sneakers, but moderate, well shined, leather shoes.

Cramming folks together in tiny areas helped change all that. It also helped encourage bad behavior which could turn neighborhoods into slums.
2012-07-31 02:09:09 PM  
Will Rogers never met my neighbors.
2012-07-31 02:16:39 PM  
My neighbor is a nice dude. Single guy in his mid 50's.

But he doesnt. shut. the. fark. up. ever.

/our most normal neighbors are the bikers.
//go figure.
2012-07-31 02:22:53 PM  
Two words: Privacy Fence

And an additional four: Don't poke the Bear

I get along good with my neighbors. Had a feud with one, which to this day I still don't understand why. She chilled out when my girlfriend moved in. Now she acts like we've always been bestest buddies. I just smile and wave and say "F*ck you, loonie wench!" under my breath. And laugh my ass of when she opens the door and her dog bolts - again. And again.
2012-07-31 02:41:23 PM  
Also explains why people would facebook what they dare wouldn't in real life.

The genesis of many an awkward moment.
2012-07-31 02:48:37 PM  
I don't dislike my neighbors, but they bug the hell out of me. We live in a cookie cutter neighborhood where the houses are 15 feet apart. They love to fill their garages to the point of being unusable, and then park on the street. This causes problems in the winter when the plows can't remove snow. It gets to the point that emergency vehicles can't get through. Amongst other little things that just bug us. No, we aren't perfect, but we do our best to not affect those that live around us.

Wife and I are looking forward to moving next summer to a location where the neighbors are far, far away.
2012-07-31 05:06:13 PM  
I'm bisexual, I'm even more hardwired to love my naighbors than most!

/hot oiled up neighbors
2012-07-31 06:13:14 PM  
I'd do my neighbor, given the proper presentation.
2012-07-31 06:25:55 PM  
I doubt if those researchers have ever been to Florida.
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