O ye wise chicken forum-ers! I figure this is a likely place where I might find some people who had a demographically different upbringing than your peers, or whose parents had major ideological differences with those in the mainstream. We all know the way you were raised will have profound effect on who you become, whether you agree with your parents' beliefs, reject them, or pick and choose the good and bad. Well, I fall into the latter category, but I mostly saw a lot of wisdom in my parents' belief structure. My mom was 44 when she had me. I was the youngest of four kids, and an accident. She was raised during the World War II era in Greece, which is a far cry from the hippie or yuppie upbringing most of my peers had. Anyway, I consider myself to be a peaceable, open-minded person, and I hate to argue, but lately it seems like I've been doing nothing but argue, and with a wide assortment of people. And I can trace most of the fights to differences in my upbringing and what wisdom my parents could impart to me. I mean, let's face it, not many people who are 30 years old have parents who could tell Great Depression-era stories. Does anyone have two cents they want to throw in?