I grew up without a whole lot, and I've made sure that I don't have that problem anymore. I don't have many problems for long, due to a lack of patience and a willingness to do something about it.
I didn't grow up around people my age, and I still don't quite act like it. I plan for retirement using my own money, since social security might not be there. I can't stand recklessly idealistic people. I've gone to raves and felt like I was in a foreign country. Yes, I possess a passport. Yes, it's been used.
I'd rather have loved and lost.
I enjoy spending time with my family, in particular some of my nieces. I think children can be pretty neat, since they don't most of the idiotic notions that their parents might have. I'm not bothered by pets (quite to the opposite, I like cats) but I don't keep any.