I think that is true. I often forget that.
I held a job since I was 12, paid my own way, joined the military after school, and went on to maturity. (Or at least to the level I am at now... :-D ) Just seemed that making money, partying, and chasing girls was as much as I though for most of my twenties. I had such a blast, I never had any grand ideas of changing the world. I loved it.
Seems now however, there is much I could change.... :-D