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I Live In a Ghetto

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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 3 Responses Oct 6, 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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    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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    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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    No father sick mother

    and a jailed brother and I'm still in Harlem, playing basketball and getting beat up
    mrbuckets15 mrbuckets15 16-17, M Oct 6, 2014

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    Where I live. You don't wanna walk around at

    night. It's scary to most people to even walk at day if your alone. Some of my friends houses I go to they have to keep the curtains closed and keep below the windows in case bullets come through. If you wear the wrong colors in the wrong part of town. That **** can get you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 29, 2015

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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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    The Ghetto, the place

    that people lie and say they want to change/help, only for them to do nothing. A lot of us didn't want this, but its forced on us and we have to go through it alone, cause the government is't going to do anything to help. People say that they will help, but its just words with...
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2015

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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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    I live my life by this one piece of advice. I'm not the judge and jury and I can only speak to my personal journey. Enough said.
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 7 hrs ago

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    I live in NYC (The Bronx) , but I'm all over the city lol - great place & fast pace to live.. Nothing better than living under the lights.
    LilRedCorvetteNYC LilRedCorvetteNYC 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love—be there for others—bring a little light into someone's day. Be grateful and live each day to the...
    crazydayzagain crazydayzagain 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    wouldn't it be fantastic? you start you're life again with all you're memories. Imagine what could be acheived. you could stop being bullied at school in your teens, ask out that...
    diegosauns diegosauns 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I live on the Beautiful sunny Gold Coast wouldn't like to live anywhere else
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." Aristotle said this more than 2,000 years ago. And it still holds true today. What is...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i use too live in mobile home park in texas there were meth houses everywhere in the south Carolina i lived in a mobile home most of the people in that area did meth it was sad...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    People struggle with so many horrible things in their lives. I understand, life is not always easy. Its not supposed to be. But why are people ending their lives because of these...
    spruce8 spruce8 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    (LONG RAMBLING AHEAD) I met my boyfriend in September 2014 when the game Destiny came out. I was on facebook looking for a group to do my first ever raid with and he was one of the...
    Rosethewolf Rosethewolf 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I lived off interest until 2008, when we all know what happened to interest rates back then. I had CD accounts in 18 different banks worldwide and my average was about 4% when I...
    CaptainEurope CaptainEurope 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I live in Oahu before that I lived In California, before Cali, I lived in Okinawa,and before that South Carolina then Okinawa again
    Kyceyodiditagain Kyceyodiditagain 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    My new husband was a single child and lived a sheltered life. We have only been married a few weeks now, and since he comes from a religious family, we lived strictly apart until...
    bakeddolores bakeddolores 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I live in Northwest Florida. Does anyone on here live in Northwest Florida, or in Southwest Alabama?
    forceunleahed forceunleahed 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Hey everyone! I'm 23 and I've been striving to live free for over 3 years now, and I've tried just about everything from living in the bush to intentional communities. I found...
    JakeyBoy1234 JakeyBoy1234 22-25, M a week ago

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    I was born in Australia, and I have fall Australian accent. In Australia, I live on the Gold Coast, a beautiful city. It has awesome beaches, a phenomenal city, capital theme parks...
    ScienceOfSouls15 ScienceOfSouls15 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 30

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    You Only Live Once, because there is so much to do in this life, and you only live once so you should try your best, do your best, and live your best. You should be as happy as you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 29

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    So I live in Broward county and I'm a quest to get oral on a regular basis from some that lives close by. Maybe two or three times a week.
    Jburnx Jburnx 41-45, M Jan 27

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    The family home is the most profound ghetto I have lived. Here every facility is damn dirty and broken because the family head Bombarder is a Taurus, who is characterized by being...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F Jan 26

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    He had PBC diagnosed since 2007. Probably undiagnosed since 1995. We have been married 28 years but the last 2 have been horrible and weird. He had every symptom of liver failure...
    Maddgirlz Maddgirlz 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 24

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