i was never given anything in my life. my mother has made 32k/year for as long as i can remember. my father bounced when i was 2, child support payments were sporadic at best. i got my first job at 15, worked all year and saved everything i could to buy my first car. i took out student loans to go to college while working 2-3 part time jobs and eventually it paid off. landed a pretty good job that lets me enjoy some toys on my off time. all in all hard work pays off…along with buying stuff used LOL.