Even if you get a new vehicle, life in the hood as an outsider just makes want to stay in at night.
It's not like living in other areas of town that are free from voucher housing types.
There's just nothing good or positive to see when you go out at night in and around hood areas.
Just shady looking dark figures as they lurk in the shadows or as their shady silhouettes can be seen as they congregate under street lights.
Same ole dead end conversations, no ones into anything life changing or positive, just ghoulish types, both young and old, walking around with same destructive mindset, very shallow thoughts, living 3rd world by choice, in a first rate nation.
Just driving past such types all the time can be depressing if not use to it, or raised in such environment.
And it's all by choice, which makes it all the more freakish.
Many hood types live in very decent dwellings, thanks to Government vouchers, yet still choose to act gutter, still choose to embrace very dark socially destructive ways.
They're up, have made it, and don't even realize it.
It's gross to observe if not raised around it.
I've lived in places where night time was vibrant and fun, and everyone was safe, and had respect for others.
Not in areas habituated by hood types, you can forget that, wherever they move robbery's and debauchery follow.
They bring nothing but a culture of death wherever they spread out to.
Neighborhood destroying M/F's...is really all they are.
They've destroyed their own lives through bad choices, and have no problem destroying the lives of others.
If I were ever made ultimate ruler, Constitution or not, I'd ban all such types to the forests or into caves until they learned how to behave like civilized people.
Many people assume 'all black' people somehow can seamlessly merge or fit into the hood simply do to common DNA ancestry with those already there.
(Just ask the 10's of 1000's of slain black folks in the hood over the years if that's true)
And some assume that 'being white' makes you immune to the horrors of the hood, just ask the 1000's of heroin addicts left behind who now have prematurely aged skin and bodies do to addiction.
Same applies to any group, or individual, no one is immune from the horrors of the hood unless take many social safe guards.
Unfortunately many working poor find themselves either living smack dab in the hood, do to inexpensive housing, or one the edge of the hood, for same reasons, as such streets, neighbors, apartment complexes will be dwellings filled with hood minded and cultured types and you'll have to interact with these types in one capacity or another on a daily basis, that interaction is your key to survival or social and even physical demise.
To reiterate some quick rules to survival.
1. No one is your friend if not from the hood, regardless of your color, just cause you're 'black' doesn't mean you'll be received well at all if not apart of that particular culture or mindset, a black person who's not from the hood will be as out of place there as a Irishman straight outta Dublin...
No one is your friend, no one cares whether you succeed or fail, all they care about is what you can do for them.
In the hood people don't get to know you, they 'size you up', like a piggy bank, so that when they break you they'll know how much to expect to get.
It's why in the hood you never ever talk about your income, or how much money you have or your family or anyone, if anything always pretend you're just as broke and desolate as the bum on the street. The less people think you have the less interested in you they'll be.
Most in the hood are use to taking or being given, and is why few rise up and out. This starts with the women first, and is handed down to their siblings who then grow up with same mentality.
The males grow up 'street', in and out of jail, prison, and when out leach off of Mothers or grandmothers or aunts in the matriarchal female family structure. Many of these males find themselves unemployable by the time their 20, or even 16, and so develop the habit early of taking from others or leaching off of women, and maintain this same mindset even with older and when you encounter them in casual environment.
And even if such a male appears to be 'nice' their friends are not and will see you simply as someone to drain resources from.
Do not socialize with people in the hood unless from the hood or you'll just get used, and eventually abused and threatened when no longer willing or can produce anything of value to them.
2. There is no such thing as 'normal' in the hood, you have to first have lived normally to know what normal is. People in the hood aren't oriented to a 9-4 Brady Bunch, Mom and Dad, family vacations type of lifestyle.
As much as you want to believe they are, most are not, sad but true.
If you want 'normal', as in people raised with idea of legally progressing through life on their own merit, you won't find it in the hood or hood minded people, you'll have to do your socializing miles away from the hood in cleaner areas of town or the city.
Anyways that's all for now, but there's always more.
The best way to survive in the hood as an outsider is while there don't make any friends with anyone born and raised in such an environment.
Read the paper daily, where you live, the crime page, or local news, the slayings, most of the slayings are from people who new each other, had beefs with one another, be it drugs, money, relationship, or other matters where people who are not from the hood would of handled it in non violent way.
Remember, most in the hood or hood areas have been raised on violent rap lyrics since age 3.
Most of the males raised in home without Father, as such even though males, have petty temperament of female or their mother.
The ability to resolve issues without resorting to violence just isn't there in most, after all the rap lyrics they've listened to since age 3 always tells them to resort to violence to resolve issues.
Guns, violence, more guns, revenge and violence, and if you upset someone in the hood whom you've befriended how do you think they'll resolve issue with you?
It's always the shadowy side friends of theirs you have to worry about. The value system in inner city Detroit isn't the same value system of Happy valley Kansas, don't ever forget that.
One supposed friend in the hood can be like opening up a Pandora's box of negativity.
Also racial make up of hood and or yourself plays a role also.
A white outsider in a black hood is treated, received differently than a black outsider.
And gender effects treatment also, but in the end it's all the same, you will be exploited if not careful.
A 'cute' white dude in say a majority black hood, will simply be 'stroked' more, caressed more at first, but goal is still the same, to exploit, at first with flattery, then fear and intimidation.
In future I'll even share what happens to 'whites' who get suckered in hood environments, and it's not pretty how hood types will devour them.
Make them feel pretty while all the time devouring them.
No one in the hood under the age of say, 35, if that, has your best interest at hand if an outsider.
Where you wouldn't steal, they will, where your values system tells you not to do this or that, there's doesn't.
If in the hood as an outsider, stay to yourself until time allows you to leave.
How to survive in the hood as an 'outsider', continued
Yes, how to survive in the hood as an 'outsider', continued...a few more suggestions.
1. Don't stay in the hood or hood areas longer than you have to, as soon as economically able to leave, than bounce out of there, nothing good, ever, will come from being around people, those, with a hood, gutter, mentality, ever.
2. Avoid types who drive old auctioned police vehicles, they have issues, even though driving old auctioned police vehicles around in hood, the 'law' is the last thing on their mind.
3. If followed in older luxury vehicle for more than a few blocks, don't go home, drive right past where you live.
That's a rule most should follow, hood or no hood, in that if vehicle follows you for more than 4-5 turns, keep going, don't lead person to home address or apartment where you live, just as safety precaution.
Sadly, the hood is worse now than when this thread first began, in that the whole gutter mentality seems to be spreading into other communities now, the drug trade and more.
Whites were insulated from this for a while, but not anymore, now only 'money', can insulate you, in that poorer whites have to deal with a lot of 'hood' stuff now.
This post isn't so much on how to survive in the hood as an outsider as it is about a few observations.
If you're like a male, who comes from a more rural area, where people have homes, houses, yards, barns, fields, ext, and then move into urban area, you'll find yourself feeling a bit lost.
Myself for instance, you accumulate 'stuff', yard stuff, tools, this and that, just junk, well when lived around 'Man' neighbors, more traditional families, like the TV show 'Tool Man', you could swap tools, equipment or just give it away;, but in urban areas, particularly apartment living, there's no one to give stuff away to.
Single urban type women don't know anything about yard work, rakes, trimming tools, none of that,and look at you strange if you have stuff to give away, and respond with that urban sassy behavior, what a gigantic turn off.
So when have stuff to give away do to downsizing, you basically have to take it all to the goodwill or just to the dumpster, and end up feeling so bad about it, cause if from rural area you know as I do nothing goes to waste.
But urban apartment life, everything goes to waste as you're mainly living around single older women who know nothing about rural life, who are 'bred' 100% to be city, and know no other identity.
You just can't find decent honest women in the city anymore, at least at working class level. All the more affluent women live way way outside the city limits, or in the country.
But apartment types, forget about it, not only that seems everyone a recovering addict, and whatever you give them they'll just sell.
Living in the area I live in is such a waste of manhood.