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I Live In a Ghetto

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    Ghetto Can't Take Away My Spirit - To Survive.

    The last time i posted a story here, i was 27..... I'm 30 now and i'm still here! Well, in body anyway, my mind and spirit are far away from here, designing a life i am supposed to be living, the job now, it to let my real world body catch up with my potential. Work in mud, play...
    Semisane Semisane 22-25, M Nov 22, 2013

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    Moved Into The Ghetto Or Should I Say Barrio

    I thought we were just going to be here for a year but that was 2 1/2 years ago. I live in town that is mostly ghetto anyway but there is nothing but really lowlifes around. The kind of people you try to avoid. Got the gangsta in the place next door. The management is someone...
    JackLo JackLo 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28, 2012

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    Ghetto Mind Set/ Lets Move On

    Ghetto and trailer park trash are the same. I just be using the word Ghetto. Ghetto is a state of mind. It is when you let a bad environment around you, become a part of you. I live in the Ghetto, and I' am sick and tired of it. I do believe life is hard on some people, and...
    truthfulness truthfulness 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    I live 2 blocks from the ghetto the dreaded 8

    mile in Detroit... I really want to move. After things I have seen and experienced, I really want to move... It's scary sometimes! I would really like to move north, atleast an hour away would be nice.
    LadySarah09 LadySarah09 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 26, 2014

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    Survivor

    Well since its the only place we can afford to live at right now, we living in the ghetto. It reminds of back home, I guess all ghettos are the same. I am pretty sure that this is where we are going to be staying for a while. Im not really complaining, like they say you can take...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F Jul 22, 2012

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    Ghetto Livin'

    I'm 27 and I live in a ghetto to be able to afford to save a little bit of money for my future education and unknown events that require money to get out of. So while i struggle to educate myself and move up in life, working a low paying unskilled job, I have to put up with...
    Semisane Semisane 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 19, 2010

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    I Live In a Ghetto

    I live in a "low income housing project". Police cutbacks have quadrupled the crack activity around here. I have a son who has to grow up here and there is nothing I can do about it. I am stuck in a perpetual and generational cycle of poverty. But I am going to college...
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 Responses May 24, 2008

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    The Ghetto, A Wasteland.

    I've never before seen so much crazy **** happening in one neighbourhood - than I did this weekend. I was awakened on Sunday morning, 2am, by the sounds of the drug addict downstairs - who's out of a job and leeching off his girlfriend - in argument with his girlfriend as she...
    Semisane Semisane 22-25, M 3 Responses May 23, 2011

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    I live in hood I live in the hood/ projects

    Whatever you want to call it
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    CareerCriminal CareerCriminal 16-17, M Oct 6, 2014

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    Canadian Ghetto.

    For over a year now I have been living i a ghetto neighborhood, because it is all I can afford.  Unlike most around here I own my own home, but owning house in this hood does not mean much.    Drugs, alcohol and racial tensions tore this neighborhood apart a long...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    All My Freakin Life.

    I can remember as a kid, I used to walk to my friend, Liz's house. She lived in the project about 2 blocks away. You had to walk through a park to get to her complex, and I can remember all the fiends out, needles and pipes on the floor, empty dimebags, etc... Now that I think...
    notjustamom30 notjustamom30 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    My Life

    My brother taught me how the life of living in the ghetto was....pimp, deal or do whatever you had to do to get by one day. where i live it all comes down to what you look like. your seperated into groups acording to your color. it your black you only talked to the black crowd...
    kristal13 kristal13 13-15 1 Response Nov 30, 2011

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    My Ghetto Fate

    I grew up in a real 'hood in another big city and all these many years later I live in another one. Urban squalor. Oh well. I probably have hood rat tendencies anyway. It's in my blood. The one I live in now is on it's way up, getting better day by day. So maybe I'll be able to...
    Fiammetta Fiammetta 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2010

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    Not where I'm from, but it's

    where I am... My family is freakin rich, but the man I'm with... Not so much, and they don't like him because of it. It sucks. I hate the people here though, they're so freakin loud, but there is some funny stuff that happens.... Idk I'm rambling. But I guess I'm just saying...
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F Feb 1

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    My Struggle...

    I'm 18 and been running around the streets for years, selling drugs, committing crimes, and it's effected me in a very personal way. Seeing the effects of drugs on drug-addicts has really hit me inside and hurts my concious and makes me feel like such a low person. the drugs I...
    Ignoranceisbliss420 Ignoranceisbliss420 18-21 23 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    No father sick mother

    and a jailed brother and I'm still in Harlem, playing basketball and getting beat up
    mrbuckets15 mrbuckets15 13-15, M Oct 6, 2014

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    I Was Raised Here.

      Think of a mischievous 8 year old girl with smooth milk chocolate skin, a very deep dimple in her left cheek, wild windblown ponytails and you've got me. Growing up I lived in what I've always considered an upgrade from the ghetto.  There were no apartment...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 10 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    Slimm B

    I live in a town of about 70,000 people. There's very little middle class here so roughly 75% of this place is slum. There's a main road called Selma which you pretty much have to take to drive out of my neighborhood. There's a vacant building on Selma that used to be a bar...
    rikdaprik rikdaprik 31-35 Jan 3, 2011

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    4BreeZ 4BreeZ 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I live in Leicester. Looking to socialise with genuine people.
    Speakyourmindx Speakyourmindx 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I never do. I don't think I have a purpose to anyone. Maybe my friends just see me as entertainment or replacement...or maybe they don't even see me as a friend. I'm nothing. I...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Don't be ashamed of a lively mind so long as you escape into the world of other people occasionally. Peter xx
    OldPeteLuvzGrlz OldPeteLuvzGrlz 70+, M 5 hrs ago

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    The reason why I live in my head is because in the end you can only really trust yourself
    aterribleneed aterribleneed 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I live in Canada who wants to chat through the phone normal conversation ??
    Billyaldo Billyaldo 26-30, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    LIVE and you will find the happiness that comes with LOVE, LOVE and you will find the times that will make you LAUGH, when you LAUGH, you know you will LIVE
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was born in California, raised in California, went to college in California, and lived here my entire life except for four years in North Carolina, six months in Greece, and...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    urmm i think ive recite 'live life to fullest...' to myself, in my head all my life. At the downsides times, i remember the song "What's Up" By 4 Non Blondes. And so....when its...
    sommersjo sommersjo 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I do not hate all Black People. I only have the ghetto ones. In fact two of my closest friends are black but not ghetto. The ghetto ones are stupid af. all they do is smoke weed...
    BestLove1v1 BestLove1v1 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's so hard to believe how many of us live in this situation. Nobody understands unless you live it. Things get so complicated when you've spent most of your life building a...
    jaymic64 jaymic64 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    It's nice to dream. Reality is it costs an arm and a leg, and it would be ideal to secure a job in that country before moving. Unless you marry someone who will support you...
    yeahtimesahundred yeahtimesahundred 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    So I live in USA at the moment and I want to move to the UK because my boyfriend lives there and I love him so much but we do plan on moving to Canada when we have enough money so...
    jessythekittenx jessythekittenx 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    If i gave you a loaded gun. Told you to point in at my heart. Told you to squeeze the trigger, would you? What if you couldn't be jailed for it. Would you then? I don't really...
    white701 white701 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I live right in the middle of the UK. Have a look at my profile. If you live here too then please come and say Hi.
    richfor richfor 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    For the past 3 years, my life has felt something like a bad trip on a generous dose of acid. The difference is, when you're on acid it is at least possible to take comfort in the...
    ThisAnimalIsFree ThisAnimalIsFree 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I live in my head WAY too much. I haven't really gotten much sleep over the past 2 months because my mind won't let me relax. My mind just keeps racing all my stressful thoughts so...
    KeepItSimple98 KeepItSimple98 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'de really like to meet more people in the area I live. Pretty much worn out trying to find someone in person to chat with Over coffee. Anyone live in Naples Florida?
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    I've always been very shy & introverted. I always preferred to live a solitary life. I never went out with friends or did anything fun. I was a homebody. I found every excuse not...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 13 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'd love to live in a world full of magic with unique creatures and being able to make my own potions, throw spells and fly. A world that almost looks like a beautiful painting...
    Blanka97 Blanka97 16-17, F Jul 21

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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    They try to take me every day. I don't know how I live with Them, I just try to stay away. They takes my family one by one but, They can never seem to grasp me. I want to live...
    oliviawalter007 oliviawalter007 16-17, F Jul 20

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    I was a military daughter so I lived in a few different places. Texas till I was 6, Ohio till I was 9, Ireland till I was 13, Brazil till I was 16, then back to the states in...
    KittyCatCarly KittyCatCarly 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I haven't posted in a long while, but my mind has been clouded with many thoughts about my future and life as a whole. I'm worried about my future. I'm worried about how things are...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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