Where did you grow up? In the City, Country, Suburbs, Small Town?

United States
May 28, 2007 6:23am CST
Where did you grow up, and do you think it has had an effect on you now? I grew up on a farm, we now live in a small town, but I believe the way I grew up has made me appreciate stuff more now that I'm older. We all had to chip in and help out with chores and the such, and I think that made us a closer family. We also didn't have much money, so when you wanted something, you had to work for it. It seems now that the kids think everything should just be given to them, and they have no desire to work for anything they want.
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• Indonesia
28 May 07
I was born and grew up in a small village. Even now I live in a city away from my parents and everything seems to be very modern, I'm glad that I grew up in a small village where people are helping each other and value everything in life. It makes me appreciate myself and my family more. I value the tradition we had in our family, makes us close to each other. i agree with you.. I think if I will have a child I'll move to a small village to raise my child..
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@Ravenladyj (22920)
• United States
28 May 07
I'm a city girl through and through...I grew up as a kid in a small city, as a teen I lived mainly in larger cities and up until 4 yrs ago I've lived in cities of various sizes...Now I live in the country in the U.S... I dont think WHERE you live affects ones appreciation or lack of appreciation I think HOW one is raised is the key factor...As a teen I spend most of my time in cities like Toronto but I lived on the streets and had nothing so I am very grateful for what i do have now and I've ALWAYS known that if you want somethign you have to work for it....
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• United States
28 May 07
I think you are right about it being how you were brought up. I think I miss that everyone knew everyone and watched out for you friends and neighbors. When I lived in Pittsburgh, and a few other cities in my early 20's, there was no closeness with the neighbors.
@carolscash (9498)
• United States
30 May 07
I grew up in a small town. It was a very safe place and it seemed as though everyone in town knew my grandfather as he had been a milkman for years. It was nice to hear all the great things that they would say about him. I have lived in the country once since I got married and I won't ever do that again. I hated it and we only stayed there for a year. After that we moved to a large city and we liked it there. Now we are back to a fairly small place but it is a suburb of a large city.
@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
28 May 07
I grew up in a small town out in the country away from it. I loved it and I really miss the solitude. I miss the quiet and all the stars we saw since we didn't have all the cars and lights. Now I live in the suburbs and I hate it. I would love to move out to the country again and have lots of land around me. To me it's worth the small drive to places to have the country life.
• China
28 May 07
I grew up in a small town which is about 2000 population ,it is a old town that has 700 yuas history .i am very happy because in my hometown peopel are very nice to each other ,they ofen give smile to me .when i was young ,my family gave me much more loves.and the town provide good eduation . thank god !