People in the hood really have no real income. I was making $15-20k a year. Yea that’s total shit. And I worked my ass off day and night and wrecked my body every day doing hard labor lifting boxes and stuff. That’s why most people in the ghetto stay in the ghetto. Working embarrassing jobs for almost no money is usually not even an option. But if you’re a self respecting human being. You’ll work those shit jobs and you’ll be damn good at them. Because that’s what you’ve got to do.
You have to buy your time in this crap until you can qualify for FAFSA. Without it you’ll never get a chance to better yourself. And you’re going to have to juggle living in a low income crime ridden gang bang environment and go to school full time. That’s just what you have to do. The escape route is there it’s proven. You just have to actually take it. This is the same concept as how to escape from the desert. If you’re trapped on an island in the south pacific there’s a specific set of plans you have to take to get back to civilization. Yea there’s no assurance of success. But options are so limited that you fly or you die.
As far as quality of work. That’s simple. You take what you can get. If you can get a $11/hr job at the supermarket that’s dope. You work there and you take it seriously. Keep your eye on the freakin prize. If you get a shitty dry wall hanging job for minimum wage…yea that’s what you do for a living buddy. You fuccin hang drywall for nothing. And you take pride in it and do a good job. Because as a good person that’s what you’re supposed to do.
It’s very easy to want to get caught up in the criminal lifestyle. Now from some crime is awesome. It pays well and its minimum work. It’s just a shame you’re basically getting paid for the risk. Don’t fool yourself no one ever got rich without breaking laws. This is true. It’s a simple fact of life. But no one also ever got rich selling drugs or stealing. You might think they have. But at the age of 35 getting a 20 year prison sentence negates having been wealthy for 17 years of adult life. Prison negates wealth. Never forget that. And you live in a totalitarian (google it) country that loves to lock up career criminals and throw away the key. Not to mention after you get out of jail or off probation no one, no one, and I mean NO ONE, not even McDonald’s will hire you. You’ll have to work for yourself or under the table or go back to crime. Take that to heart. Probably the best advice you’ll ever get from here.
You’ll barely survive. You’ll barely make ends meet. Vacations, nice things, nice places, all these things don’t fit in your life. This is ghetto living. Welcome.
Adapted from Hood Advice