A commenter thinks my being “on the street” makes me more alert and less likely to sleepwalk through life.
I’m not sure if that is true or not. I live in a pretty safe area so I don’t feel like I need to watch my back all the time.
There are situations where I do have to watch my back. The other day when I was at my storage unit, a gangster/ghetto looking Black guy drove up in a car, playing loud rap music. He kind of stuck out. I’m sure someone will look down on my for this but frankly, I feel he had a look about him that spelled trouble and since there weren’t any other people around, I decided I didn’t want to be alone there with him…so I left the area. Better safe than sorry. Two days later I heard about an older White lady in another state being attacked and killed by a thug in at storage units. I believe she worked there but that hardly matters. I would rather hurt that guy’s feelings, let other people think I’m a “racist” etc. than become a statistic.
Anyway, what situations like that do is confirm to me that I want to insulate myself and my family, as much as possible from being in situations like that. If I had plenty of money, I doubt I would even HAVE a storage unit. I certainly wouldn’t be going to it everyday for an hour like I do now.
The only way to avoid the HUD housing crowd is to live in areas where they aren’t. That motivates me to make lots of money.
O/T Here’s what I’m listening to today. http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/earwolf/the-cracked-podcast/episode/35142104?refid=eml&autoplay=true
I also love Tim Ferriss, Brian Tracy and Dan Kennedy Youtube videos. I convert them into MP3s using listentoyoutube.com Then I listen to them on my phone while working or driving.