I grew up in a messed up family and started from scratch and left home when I turned 18. I put myself through school and I have a pretty awesome career and a home and a rental property and a nice car, I’m 31 now going to be 32. Obviously it was rough. I didn’t do much partying or have a crazy amount of fun along the way but I did have some fun while I was at it. If you’re from a decent family and have security and live at home and spend most of your time partying and hanging out with friends and bbqing and having bonfires, and having your parents gift you a down payment from your home or help you get a job through connections. Isn’t that better? is the pride of being “self made” or “independent” kind of a pointless endeavour? Is there a downside to taking a lot of help?