I grew up solidly middle class. No, I didn't serve in the military. I graduated number 5 from high school in a class of 250 and recently graduated college c-U-m laude with a degree in computer science. I worked my butt off to achieve that. Most of my college was paid for b/c of my academic achievements. And, I already had a job offer before I graduated from college. I'm not gay, and I certainly don't own a BMW. I actually own a 2008 Mazda. I'm renting an apartment and I hope to be able to purchase a townhouse within 2 years.