The thought of Ghetto often arouses the imagination of an isolated and segregated area with tough and rugged inhabitants, ‘bunch of misguided people that are likely to be indulging in crimes and many evil vices that harm other people’, as often misinterpreted by some people regards the meaning of Ghetto and the inhabitants of Ghetto when referring to people that live in certain areas that seem segregated or abandoned otherwise known and regarded as Ghetto
The bad reputation of Ghetto can be traced back to the earlier misuse of certain areas to which Jews were restricted and concentrated forcefully, else Ghetto is a part of a city in which members of a minority group live, not doubtfully as a result of social, legal, or economic pressure
Versions of Ghetto appear across the world, each with their own names, classifications and groupings of people. Considering the ill-disposition of Ghetto, some hide under certain areas to commit crimes and atrocities
Whilst atrocious people use those areas known as Ghetto as their hideout to maim, rob and destroy innocent lives, thereby causing harm and ruin to the reputation of the innocent ones that lives in those places as a result of economic pressure, as people tend to categorize them as been part of those involve in crime and Ghetto kind of lifestyle, because they share the same environment.
Notwithstanding personality traits which absolutely separates peoples mindset and behaviour, making them stand out peculiarly irrespective of sharing the same environment and thus can never behave the same way like those involved in crimes and using Ghetto areas as hideout
Since Ghetto have been given another meaning that make them look like ‘no go’ areas that should be avoided completely, it will be extremely crucial to bring to the knowledge of those inhabiting in places like Ghettos as regards economic pressure, that the area ‘Ghetto’ around them, doesn’t define who they are, but rather the Ghetto that exist in them does.
Ghetto Around One: Ghetto as an unkempt and isolated area, perhaps because of it’s filthiness and unattractive buildings that are made up of mostly shacks devoid of proper fencing or security and highly exposed to danger, as most of them doesn’t have enclosures, making such areas prone to attacks or certainties like fire disaster because of mostly unprofessional electrical connections, which causes fire outburst most times in such areas
But regardless of the aforementioned expression of Ghetto, for one who is facing a hard time with extreme economic pressure and still have to raise kids with little income, starting up in places like Ghetto is often the easier way out for such person/s, because Ghetto is as good as free and one can only worry about feeding, as rent will no longer be a barrier to happiness
Although at the thought of been undermined by people regards one’s place of inhabitation, certain persons are often demoralised by their place or area of habitation as they might tend not to be proud of the Ghetto where they live, but understanding that a place of dwelling is just an accommodation and has nothing to do with one’s behaviour or one’s destiny, career and future, should keep one far away from undermining oneself or losing hope in oneself, as a dwelling place can never define who one is.
The Ghetto Around One Is An Environment, But The Ghetto Within One Is Character.
Ghetto Within One: While some people live in Ghetto as regards choice or economic pressure and still live crime free life, there are those that allow the Ghetto environment to pass through them, thereby changing who they are into becoming something else as a result of the environment where one gets to associate with assorted people and thus copy or develop Ghetto alike characters, from those living in Ghetto for the wrong purpose
At this juncture the Ghetto around one, tends not to only exist around one but now lives within/inside one, which becomes the Ghetto lifestyle one has picked up or the ill-characters one is beginning to portray as a result of letting the Ghetto environment pass through one
The definition of oneself according to one’s environment now comes into play, as people no longer see who one is, but rather seeing through what one has become which is the Ghetto and one of the reasons Ghetto is been defined wrongly because it’s not only been seen as environment, but an attitude as some people that dwell in such places had given a wrong interpretation of it because of their lifestyle
Yet, some were born and raised in Ghettos and today they are leaders and celebrities. Do not let yourself to be defined by your environment, let your character define you.