posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:44 AM
Lived most of my life in the city until a few years ago. Right now I live in the North burbs. Due to proximity to the better halves workplace. So that
is an option if you feel like you have to get out of the city but have to stay near the city for whatever reason, work, family, etc.
Once I left the Southside when I was a teen and cut off any family members that were stupid enough to have gang ties. Never had any problems living in
Chicago. None at all. No bullets flying past my head. Nothing. I always felt safe. Even though most on here think all of Chicago is the wild wild
west. Its not.
Of course I still go into the bad areas once in a while for various reasons and I occasionally have problems. Only because I am known as being
anti-gang. But that is something I choose to do and I know the risks associated with it. There are still some good people in these bad places and
sometimes a little encouragement and showing them a life outside the ghetto can help.
The vast majority of violence happens in isolated poor neighborhoods. Chicago is a huge city. Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Our neighborhoods
can be as big, and have similar population numbers, to smaller cities. That might put things into perspective for some. That is why you can be unsafe
in one neighborhood and completely safe in another.
Neighborhoods in Chicago are pretty self contained eco systems. There are people in these poor neighborhoods that have never left their neighborhood.
Who restrict their movements to a few blocks. Because the street a few blocks over is enemy territory.
Its why the whole city is not the wild wild west. The bad neighborhoods are dangerous. The rest of the city is fairly safe.
However, if anyone does not feel safe somewhere. Then of course they should do what they feel is best for them and their family. No one can begrudge
someone doing what is best for their family.
edit on 16-2-2017 by karmicecstasy because: (no reason given)