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I Live In a Ghetto

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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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    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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    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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    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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    Rhykker Rhykker 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Hey ep people i live in the U.S. In NYC and stuff........ •_•
    Theguy0298 Theguy0298 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    I live on Vancouver Island, Canada.
    cyanidemaxwell cyanidemaxwell 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    ... especially the North West but the UK in general. The picture shows the little village where I grew up. I shall be going on a business trip from Lincolnshire to Merseyside soon...
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    I don't want to live my life in a holding pattern, neither good, nor bad... just existing. Barely holding on until the next trial lays me flat once more. I want to live my life...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Thinking about life itself as i use to do i realized a magnificent interior revelation. I will try to explain in writing form this feeling that i had. All of us came to existance...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 4

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    So here I am. Conversing with strangers on the internet in search for a reason not to blow my brains out. In retrospect, I'm not surprised. I can see the whole sordid chain of...
    Stillnothing Stillnothing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    My parents just told me I better stop listening to this kind of music (muse, radiohead, etc) because it's to depressive "for my age", and because I am just writing lyrics like this...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 13 hrs ago

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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 Aug 28

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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 3 Responses Aug 29

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    NHotH2O NHotH2O 46-50, M 13 Responses Aug 30

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    ZedsDeadBabeh ZedsDeadBabeh 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Basically what I want to do is set up an organisation that promotes and makes it a reality for people to live in the wild. Hunter-gatherer style. A way of life that doesn't harm...
    Christianmckenna Christianmckenna 16-17, M Sep 7

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    Basically what I want to do is set up an organisation that promotes and makes it a reality for people to live in the wild. Hunter-gatherer style. A way of life that doesn't harm...
    Christianmckenna Christianmckenna 16-17, M Sep 8

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    I do not appreciate that this group is centered around frustration and/or hatred. It should be known that Autism has been cured before. I hear that 40% of people have been able to...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response Sep 9

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    I am going to tell how trying to keep my husband in a sexless marriage turned into a terror. When my husband came back from the military his father and other wanted me to assist in...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 7 Responses Sep 12

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    Muslim Attitude vs Chinese Attitude....... This is a note with my own assessment of the differences between the Muslim's attitude and Chinese attitude. Of course, I am only talking...
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    I am a Viet nam vet, thinking of lives I have saved and the children and grandchildren from the life saved, Makes ya feel good. Bad thing is if ya dwell on lives taken how many...
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    I have bipolar and it has gotten severe that i lost my job do to my frequent episodes of dibilitating. It feels like no matter how many positive lifestyle changes I make and how...
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    Yup-live in the best city in the world-Perth, Western Australia. Most isolated city in the world. I love where I live-as I say "I love Perth-coz it's slow-like me". I love that...
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    I live in wonderful New Jersey. The area is quite populated and it's not hard to find open stores and restaurants, but that's about the only good thing I can say about it. The cost...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M Aug 21

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    Which would usually be totally normal no questions asked but I'm 17 years old. My dad moved to Seattle and my mom lives a couple cities over so I can't live with her because I want...
    OccasionalCupcake OccasionalCupcake 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    We are all going to die one day we might as well live life to the fullest. If you are suffering and thinking your life is meaningless, it's not! Live life and forget your worries...
    SweetAussie SweetAussie 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I live in New York Anybody live near me
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