Protect your communities: I’m proud to be a NIMBY

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If you do not protect your home, family and community from unsuitable developments and planning applications, no one else will.

NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) is often used as a derogatory term, but people should feel proud that they are trying to protect what is important to them.

I read somewhere that we do not inherit land from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children; this is so true.

A term used by some developers that is not so well known is NGA (Naive, Gullible, Apathetic).

This term is used to describe some locals close to their developments. Naive enough to believe that no one would put something unsuitable or dangerous near to their home, gullible enough to believe what the developers tell them, and apathetic to believe they do not have the time, or cannot do anything about it anyway.

I find the term NGA more insulting and would rather be a NIMBY or NIABY (Not In Anyone’s Back Yard) any day.