Both my biological and stepfather failed, and my mother never gave me much incentive to do anything. So instead, as a young child I was raised learning moral lessons from Final Fantasy and tending to my own emotional needs with the softcore music of Enya & Peter Gabriel.
As a teen, I embraced the notion of straight edge.
Now as an adult, I'm sucked into extremes. I can't take my mind off women, I can't listen to anything but metal, and I'm a self-improving masochist that strives to be a lvl 99 guitar player, sex god, bodybuilder, and composer.