Definitions: (1) friendly or neighborly; sociable; (2) very informal and familiar; casual; unceremonious; unpretentious

Derivation: Middle English, “people”

Familial Qualities: down-to-earth, homey

• Folks are like plants; we all lean toward the light. — Kris Carr (1971-) American actress & filmmaker
• To live more simply is to unburden our lives – to live more lightly, cleanly, aerodynamically. It is to establish a more direct, unpretentious, and unencumbered relationship with all aspects of our lives: the things that we consume, the work that we do, our relationships with others, our connections with nature and the cosmos, and more. — Duane Elgin (1943-) American author & social scientist