Ok, I'm curious. I've heard it said several times that people who have had an easy life [as much as there is such a thing], a good childhood, etc, don't make good writers; that you need some pain to have the depth. So, I was wondering how many of you, those passionate people who keep writing despite all the difficulties, have had a difficult life? I'm not prying for any details here, I can say of my own life I have endured more pain than I wish to remember, or even write about, but I do think it has grown me as a person. And do any of you disagree to this assumption? -Sorry if you feel I'm insulting anyone's "easy" life, of course everyone suffers, but some of us definitely have it harder than others..