Well I am in a better situation money wise and that makes things a lot more stable for me now. Very tough to be happy and joyful when the bill collectors and creditors and pounding on your door and your worried about how to put food on the table.
On the other hand there is something to be said for when you are in your early 20's and carefree and don't have the job responsibilities and family responsibilities as well. Your free to try different things and be adventurous and that can bring a lot of joy as well. Just wish I had a better control over my anxiety and I would have been able to enjoy a lot more things back then.