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I Live In a Ghetto

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 79 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    CareerCriminal CareerCriminal 13-15, M Oct 6, 2014

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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 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 24 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    well i have tea bags in measuring cup full of cold water. i call this ghetto green tea. microwaves are overrated anyway. im enjoying some cheap dollar store unscented candles in a...
    Matthew224 Matthew224 16-17, M Apr 10

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    Everyone is freaking out about this topic but it does say 'ghetto' black people.. Not regular black people. All people who act 'ghetto' are fcking annoying doesn't matter what race...
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F Apr 7

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    It's never good to "hate" anything. Especially people. Putting the word "ghetto" before "black people" doesn't justify it as being ok. Hate is hate, and to hate any person that you...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    The title is a little... touchy I guess you could say. And its really wrong to just single out dark skin people. I know plenty of other people from different ethnics that fall...
    masterjai masterjai 22-25, M Apr 15

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    I Want To Abandon Society And Live In A Hunter-gatherer Tribe Anyone else here? My destination is Tetepare island or Papua New Guinea.
    gergo211 gergo211 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    How many people on here live in Texas?
    ilovethongs23 ilovethongs23 41-45 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    That's right. I want to give up my life and live a new life, in a diffrent way to how I always have been. Now, I'm almost 21, and throughout my life. It has been destroyed, by my...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I'm not sure why I feel that way. I mean, I have my ups and downs, successes and failures. I'm only human, after all. But it is a feeling I simply can't escape. I chose to strive...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    If life is truly given to us just once and after that there's nothing only black emptiness in which our whole essence disappear.... Then shouldn't we use this gift of life wisely...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 70+ 5 Responses Apr 17

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    Hi, I am very interested in past lives. I have two people in my life now and we are all so much alike and met at random times but feel I've known them forever and I feel that we...
    Wishkid85 Wishkid85 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I made a Promise to God. 'If I live through this surgery I have renewed lease on life and I will use it if you still have use for me on this earth.' I lived. It was the scariest...
    michnn michnn 41-45, F Apr 11

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    I am planning on moving to another country that is more like home to me then where I am now. it is hard to explain but it is like a pull towards the direction of hardship yet...
    XeniaFedmov XeniaFedmov 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    its so hard living simple in this complicated world where you feel a thing is right and everyone else wanna make it wrong. We seek answers; why am living, who am I, why am I from...
    ojeezy ojeezy 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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    i would love to live in the country. not the messed up part of the country where i live. I'd live in a little village in England.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    Hi everyone im 17 and live in illinois but i plan on moving to washington state and live in the woods somewhere close to a big river or lake. I want one to three people to join me...
    quintenpalmer quintenpalmer 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    My story on aspiring to live in the wilderness. It's about 12 A.M and I would like to write a more proper, and in depth story -- but I just want to put this on paper for now. I...
    Imaginist Imaginist 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My life is empty like Seriously empty. Everything I do or whoever I get involved with, always seem to hurt me. Everything always end up hurting me in the end. I wanted to die a few...
    Adridee Adridee 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Well, I've never posted anything before, but there's no time to start like the present. I just wanted to post about what I'm labeling, "Quarter Life Crisis". I'm 23 and have yet to...
    oibrulee oibrulee 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 6

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    Where I live, I am literally the only kid who's 13. There's a fifth grader from my school who lives across the street from me, and my friend who is in class with me is "too far...
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T 1 Response Apr 6

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    It's great to have some1 you can share anything & everything with, everything being what ever you want to get off your chest, No Judgement. I believe Ep plays that role in many...
    JayBigNyc JayBigNyc 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Don't follow the map that makes others happy, if it doesn't make you happy. Live your own life. Live authentically and dare to take a path others haven't gone down before. It's...
    SeeingAuras SeeingAuras 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I hate living in tropical paradise, Boca Raton, Florida. It is the most pretentious place I've ever experienced. People always ask me how I can hate living in sunny Florida, but it...
    javs18 javs18 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I live in California Simi Valley and I live and been raised here I grew up in northridge and I just gotta say I love California
    CSQUAD999 CSQUAD999 13-15, M Apr 14

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    i dont want to life is a ton of pressure im probably gonna live till im like 105 years old its always the people who are happy that die and the people who are miserable that live
    Beutifulman1970 Beutifulman1970 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 17

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