I have for the most part stopped initiating conversations with people. I will however respond to those who address me. I would not want to be rude. I have for years now looked at somebody and asked does a relationship with you add to or subtract from my life. I no longer have the ability to have a bunch of relationships that drain my brain without offering some positive Dopamine feed back. Neighbors, are you owners or renters? if renters I will put my energies into owners.