To some people, cities are places that contain trash, filth and lower class individuals. These people see cities as places to come in order to obtain what is needed and rush out before any residue builds on their shoes. But, I am of a very different opinion; you see this is where I have called home for 19 years.
I moved into the city at age 21 and have been perfectly safe and happy ever since. Living in the city has given me the opportunity to meet people from various cultures and religious backgrounds that I would never had if still in the suburbs. I know that every individual has some sort of misconception about another race but living in the city dispelled lots of those misconceptions for me. I was able to let my guard down and see people for who they are and not the stigma that comes with the color of their skin. Living in the city has also opened my eyes to the issues and hardships that go on for families and business owners. It is easy for people to view the city and complain about what is not being done but harder to face the problems every day, while struggling to change it. I have learned that people in the city care just as much about where they live and the conditions they in as people who live in the suburbs but, they don’t always know how to change it.
Overall, living in the city has given me a purpose; it has shown me how to live life the way God has purposed me to live. To care about my fellow man; help those in need, live with compassion and share myself in order to reach the lost.