I'd rather have a family. I grew up in an upper middle class, but fairly dysfunctional family. I went to a private school and had the best of everything. My parents eventually got divorced after years of being at each other's throats. The money we had did nothing to offset the depression/emotional pain I suffered growing up. When I became an adult, I ended getting married, and then divorced. I thought my marriage would succeed unlike my parents', but it didn't work out that way. I have a teenage son. So once again I have had to experience a broken family, this time my own. I have a sister who lives in another country but because of our upbringing we never really got along. So except for my son, I don't really consider myself to have any family at all. Both my parents are gone now. I've learned the hard way that family is EVERYTHING, and if the family is UNCONDITIONALLY loving/supportive, a lot of money is not as important as you might think.