Chad Wakefield

Oct 12, 2021

1 min read

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Neighbor means adjacent. A fellow human.

In school, my teachers would often refer to the other students as our neighbor.

Mr. Rogers always asked us to be his neighbor. NOTE: I am not taking shots at Mr. Rogers.

It’s a cordial term. Friendly for some of us. But not the same as friend. Even colleague.

Neighbors we keep some distance from ourselves. Colleagues are brought in a little closer and we share a deeper level of us with them. A friend is much closer, we share, we bare, we take some armor off.