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I Live In a Ghetto

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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 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 1 Response Feb 26

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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    Hello I'm a young person almost 13 and I have been planning to run away from home for a very long time now. I'm a black male I'm 5.4 I weigh 132lbs I exercise a lot I'm rather...
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    Put Your Foot Down America!-First of all I have got absolutely NOTHING against Blacks. Hell my mother is Black. I am perfectly alright with decent hardworking Blacks. My problem is...
    SolomonSaul SolomonSaul 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love New York State, but the city I live in, Rochester just sucks unimaginable amounts of ***. It's a ghetto wasteland where your hopes, ambitions and dreams go to die.
    ScrewYouSociety ScrewYouSociety 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    My life is hell and horrible : read if you dare I'm in my forties lonely depressed and don't have many friends I relocated to try and better my life most of the friends that I had...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    I Need a Liver For My Dad My Daddy was recently diagnosed with hepatitis B, this was found at a very late stage in the disease. Only a few months later he developed full-on...
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    Thanks to all the great feedback I’ve been getting here, I’ve been able to process a lot of what’s going on in my marriage. Most of it is simply about clarity rather than any...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 14

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    $7 GP Co-Payment for GP visits........ This morning on the News.com.au site, there is a commentary (without anyone's name as the author so I guess it is from News corp itself...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    I remember the phrases, "Don't Mess With Texas", "Everything is bigger in Texas." I'm not originally from Texas, but was raised here. I've lived here since 1984 since my dad was in...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Time to time again I think about killing myself but these are the reasons I don't kill myself. Now when people think about this they might answer with "I want to live because my...
    bigbacon12 bigbacon12 26-30, M Aug 3

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    1 never screw over your partner. 2 always wear gloves at a crime scene. 3 never believe what your told double check. 4 the best way to keep a secret keep it to yourself the second...
    Hime9908 Hime9908 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I'm an Army brat and have lived here since 1984. I live near Fort Hood. It's the same Army base where Elvis Presley use to be stationed at when he was drafted into the Army.Fort...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jul 30

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    The courage to do this would be superhuman. The thing is there are people that pull this off.Then there are people in countries that live like this knowing no other way to live...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Aug 2

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    Talking a bit with an EP friend earlier got me really thinking about things a bit. Android it just seems so unfair that I have to deal with the physical damage my body has gone...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F Aug 18

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    I am extremely attracted to this wonderful girl I met on EP only to find she lives on the other side of the planet. I finally found someone to spend time with, to share my feelings...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 6 Responses Jul 30

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    WELFARE HEALTHY LIVING CARD and similar strictures on welfare payment uses..... 1) Ziggy Forrest of the Fortescue Metal fan from WA has come up with a report commissioned by Tony...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Jul 31

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    I guess there's nothing really wrong with my life. I'm getting decent grades. I don't have nearly as many friends as I did before but the few I have I know I can count on. Of...
    poetess15 poetess15 16-17 1 Response Aug 1

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    Here we can explore what this expression means, how it benefits us and how it might benefit the world. The story I tell here is one I wrote in response to a woman who asked the...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Aug 6

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    I live each day with a deep depression caused by my hypothyroidism, brain, or my female hormones. Whatever the hell it is, I live my life in a fog. I have a new job I already want...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Mom is protective, she tell me everything that could go wrong, I live in fear , I do everything carefully, exhausting, feeling so negative Dad yells at me, his way of telling want...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Aug 15

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    I want to live somewhere cold and where there's nothing but nature around. Hunt for my food and live as Jesus lived.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 18

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    I dont like living in England. I want to Live in Miami where all the people i care about live! I have no one in England! Just my sisters and my mum! I have no true good friends and...
    YoursTrulyOkay YoursTrulyOkay 13-15, F Aug 19

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    My relationship with my father stalled because of my mothers constant adultery, with his friends! I hardly saw him at all between ages eight and when I moved in with him at...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm new here woo. I've only seen a couple posts but I thought it'd be good just posting about my life, its just crazy as hell. I'll just start off with a little about my childhood...
    israelll israelll 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Oh yes! We even own the perfect one but my parents will make me go to college and get a degree. I might get a degree but no doubt I'll go live "wild". Live and trap for a living...
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I met a guy at a concert 4 years ago. He was awesome we spent 3 days together over the weekend at the shows. When he left we exchanged emails because he lives in Canada and I live...
    Rissa1987 Rissa1987 26-30, F Jul 30

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    Not really but I do live fourth minutes from London, but I enjoy the atmosphere in London very live and fast paced! Well sorta
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Ok, so ive been in an on and off relationship with someone for almost 10 years. the biggest issue was that he is a pathological liar. he lied to me for years on end and i kept...
    Myah29 Myah29 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    If only real world can be as beautiful as fairytale... Clearly, it can't. We have struggling people everyday and everywhere. So many problems with no happy endings. I don't know if...
    petitedreamer petitedreamer 18-21, F Jul 31

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    so i guess my marriage is going to come to an end , my wife and i had a huge fight this morning , it was the first time in 13 years that ive yelled at her , to be honest i dont...
    skiball5150 skiball5150 36-40, M 19 Responses Jul 31

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    My Story Part 4 (Final) Then I had some operation, after which I should not have sex for about 2 months... My husband asked when I am allowed to be back on track... I told, he...
    TheFullMoon TheFullMoon 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 1

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    I went to Ecuador a few years ago. Canoed the Tiguino river, a tributary of the Amazon. Met some local people. Did some hiking. I have a bit of land near next to a city park...
    CDemeter CDemeter 66-70 Aug 1

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    NOT SUITABLE for those easily freaked out. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ My life is largely a lie right now. I pretend to be happy but, just go through the motions. My wife has...
    MaunaLani13 MaunaLani13 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I live in a sexless marriage because I don't even have a husband and I'm not even married ._. ...... I live in a sexless marriage -crys
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 4