One sure sign you're living in and around 'hood minded' type people is litter...
People with a hood or gutter mentality love to litter...they just love to litter, throw trash on the ground. They have no appreciation for environment...their own or others... And wherever you have 'hood' or 'gutter' (empty soul minded people) you will find lots and lots of litter...regardless of color...
1.Aren't bothered by trash, litter, being on the ground around where you live...this could be your car, outside your house, apartment...one is hood when they see trash, walk past it, and never pick it up.
It's a mentality of indifference to the environment you live in.
It's also a symptom of having no cultural identity outside of a artifiscally generated urban landscape.
It's what occurs when people are removed from Ancestral lands and re-created in the nightmarish image of others...
Contrary to popular Music video projections...the hood is a very bland, colorless place to dwell. And many in the hood are bland, and colorless as well.
There's a certain 'dark vein' of evil intent and motives, that runs through the hood. And other places to...(evil intent is everywhere, even in affluent neighborhoods)...the difference is that in rich neighborhoods, people are separated by land, homes ect.
And that fact that affluent people are employed or have money, doesn't make them act or behave as reckless and desperate as some on the streets. So yes, the affluent are or can be just as deviant, but it comes out in other none physical ways.
But in the hoods I've been in, I never see joy...once people grow up, there is no joy in peoples facial expressions, no smiles, just this hardcore, cold, glare.
And a lot of people, at least in Southern hoods, just lack over all confidence and self esteem. This lack of confidence and self esteem, just turns to anger and hostility in some, after a while.
And anger and hostility eventually turns to violence, in some.
So contrary to music videos always portraying the hood as being some fun uplifting place where there are block parties every night, and people dancing, contrary to that...in most places the hood is a cold, lifeless, culturaly barren landscape where no one trust anyone, and where people keep suffering from the errors of their own mistakes, but have lost the will to change.
Don't even know what change is, except what is seen on TV or social media or interaction gotten through others while attending state funded schools.
The hood seems 'normal' if one has never left, and thus has nothing else to compare it with...
Warning, being 'white' is not enough to protect you from 'the hood' or 'the streets'...
Sadly you see the following all to many times in 'the hood'...not so much in the residential section, but the street sections, or ran down commercial sections...
Where you see a ran down Marsha Brady type, young, possibly is, or was in college, maybe went to a party one night, was introduced to a addictive drug, made her feel 'great'...party ends, next day 'Hey Jill, where can I get more of whatever you gave me last night?
Jill gives Marsha a phone number, Marsha calls number...then fast forward 6 months later, and all Marsha lives for is that 'drug'...whatever Marsha was doing prior to going to that party, school, college, good job ect, all that is now gone...
And with no income, the only way Marsha can support habit is... And with each passing day and week, the people Marsha is around become more shady...but as Marshas desperation to get 'high' increases, her normal common since is side stepped, and now she's talking with people, going back to strange rooms, alleys in the dark, going places that 1 year prior she wouldn't even go in her worst social nightmares...but sadly now Marsha has become a 'addict'...
And her addiction leads her down a slow pathway to death...first social, then mental, then spiritual, than the body begins to wear out, break down.
Hopefully at this stage, someone steps in, a relative, maybe the court system ect.
Cause if not, the streets will only bury you...the streets will extract everything from you first though, and then leave you 'raw' and exposed.
The mistake many young white females make, and some males too, is the come into the hood area or areas feeling 'invincible'...feeling that some how 'my whiteness will protect me from the awful ones'...
"Why I'm white, I'll never end up like that person over there"...and so on. Wrong...the streets will eat you alive regardless if you're white or green or red.
Contrary to popular belief, most people who live in the hood don't get caught up in using drugs. Residence of the hood or hood areas no better, no to stay clear of certain characters, areas ect.
Many in the hood can tell you what's going on, but themselves don't actually participate in destructive chemical habits.
Those who do are kind of a small perminant criminal class of induvisuals who get recycled in and out of the penal system.
They make their way by 'hussling'...well believe it or not, it's hard to 'hussle' someone who lives in the hood, so most 'hood husslers' prey on outsiders who come to the hood to party or hang out ect.
And unfortunately college students are always looking for a 'good time'...a 'fix'...just thinking it's apart of their college experience...and for most it is, those with strong social ties, and friends who keep an eye on them, but for a few, the streets in and around the hood become a trap...
The hood/streets will gladly let you in, but once in, sometimes it won't let you out.
And being young 'beautiful' and white is no garuntee of a get out free card.
There's a certain element in the streets that's always looking to get over on anyone, and will gladly play to your ego, your stregths, will gladly allow you to feel like 'you're in control'...while slowly getting you addicted to their product or ways.
And of course this doesn't just occur in the hood, with the rise of 'Meth' labs in rural country areas, this can occur anywhere.
It's just when it occurs in the streets, it's more like a painting with contrast... Barefoot 23 year old white gal, walking down street, looking dizzy, dazed and confused, in area you instinctively know they shouldn't be...being used and made a fool out of by all the low lives, who even on their best days, couldn't get a date.
But are more than willing to exploit a out of town, out of area 'chick', and even derive a sick pleasure by slowly watching her or him fall from social grace, watch them become more and more alienated from their family, and friends, till there is no more outside connection...and when the streets sense this...it's over.
When the streets sense you have no one else to 'cry help' to...it's over...then it's just a matter of time.
And when you're of no more use, when your physical beauty has faded away, and you're nothing more than a pest to them...that's when you read the evening paper with headlines like 'Unidentified body found in back of alley near dumpster'....
So my advice is stay away from the streets...the streets are no playground. Your color is no shield against chemical addiction.
Last Edit: May 21, 2016 16:58:24 GMT -5 by X factor
I was just scouring the net for some good horror stories to read...ghosts, goblins ect...
But when you live in or around the hood, if you want horror, just go out on the streets at night...
Actually, commercially zoned areas aren't where most of the danger lies...most of the danger lies near apartment complexes...that's where you get the drama.
The 'streets' and 'the hood' are kind of different enviornments...
The 'hood' is more like a state within the streets...the way Alabama is to the U.S.
The streets is kind of an open environment of reckless abandonment. A bar of sorts, that anyone can experience or fall victim to. Kind of like the bar in Star Wars...the bar would be the 'streets'...but the induvisual aliens that were in the bar each have slightly or radically different traits about them.
For instance...'Bikers' are street...but Bikers are not 'hood'.
The hood, or hoods, are like provinces within the streets. Hoods are more like non commercial residential areas, where folks reside and sleep.
Different folks can interact in the 'streets' but then at end of night, go back to prospective territories.
The 'streets' are just kind of that area where everyone converges.
The 'streets' are kind of like the Walmart or market place of the underworld class.
One can be 'street savvy' and not be hood.
And one can be hood, and not really be street savvy...it just all depends.
But all that aside...most of the violence and crime occurs in and around apartment complexes at night and on the weekends.
Expecially complexes that cator to section 8 housing.
These single women often attract trouble to their places of residence...males who otherwise would have no place to live do to records. These males in turn, attract other males, friends, homies, groups.
And with groups comes a sense of 'turf' and 'territory'...and in these territories, these groups form identities, and if you come around and don't have that same identity, trouble can break out.
Particularly in the more gang ridden SW or MW like in Chicago, Detroit ect, and NE.
Apartment complexes are also where a lot of domestic issues are created...it's where people drink, get drunk, get high ect, and other things that occur I'd rather not get into.
Apartment complexes are also where folks stash their weapons, after all it's home.
The commercial streets, or commercial districts, themselves are relatively safe, believe it or not, cause it's where the police tend to patrol often, and where the city has commercial interests to protect..even if ran down.
You have tenants, shop owners, who pay taxes, therefore more patrols..and you have more random people, witnesses if something were to go down...so ye the 'streets' can be sleezy, things that occur can be sleezy...but more like market sleezy...porn shops, exibits, bars, where people pay for sleeze.
But back further up in the hood, or certain neighborhoods, all that changes...cops don't patrol those areas regularly, and only respond when a 911 call is made.
The hood, or certain neighborhoods, is also where a lot of transactions take place that feed the 'black market'... Again, use your imagination as I don't want to get into details.
It's where robberies take place...wherever you have _______ sales, you have robberies also. Addicts that come around causing trouble.
And it's where you have more young youth orientated types, who like to fight and all.
Usually the closer you get to downtown, the safer it becomes, even late at night. All you really have downtown is homeless types, older males way beyond their prime...all they do is stumble around in the shadows.. And you have the mentally ill scattered amongst them...but for the most part they all leave you alone, and in turn want to be left alone.
Downtown is kind of the safe zone, expecially if you're homeless...as I was once. And it varies a bit from city to city.
Southern cities are one way, where as South Western cities are another, and NE cities another.
But usually youth from the ages of 14-25 are the most dangerous, and cause the most trouble. percentage wise. They still have to prove how tough they are, and are constantly seeking folks to make examples out of. Particularly in cities plagued with gangs.
Gangs are more dangerous in the 'hood' areas, than they are on the 'streets'. Again, the streets are more like an area where people converge to be festive in a underworld type of way. Where voluntary deals are made, where people are entertained, bars, clubs, porn shops, shows ect.
Commercially zoned areas.
Hoods, or neighborhoods, are where people actually sleep and reside. You have Italian hoods, Armanian hoods, Hispanic hoods, Asian hoods...regardless of the ethnic make up of hoods, hoods are the most dangerous places to be or dwell once the sun goes down, expecially if you're a noticeable outsider...
Even run down, countrified trailer park hoods, can get rough and nasty at night, particularly if you're an outsider.
Heck...who needs a text book, just come here and read and learn instead...later.