I grew up on a farm and it was awesome. You can probably make the case about rural brain drain and whatever, but farming and nature had a huge positive effect on me. Not to mention, I can do fun stuff like milk a cow, drive a tractor, split wood, plow a field, shoot a gun...
Stuff I like:
Driving with the windows down
Jumping in the river
Stuff I don't like:
Once I make up my mind that I am going to do something, I generally go at it gangsta, burning all 8 cylinders.
I attended church as a kid, but I'm not religious now. I can understand how much it means to some people though. I can appreciate those who want to be nice like Jesus was...not so much those that attend church just to see who is not there.