No one has an identical set of experiences, and to a certain extent that’s good. Some might remember joy and laughter; family involvements that when recalled, fills them with warmth. On the other hand some might barely remember their childhood, having blocked out memories difficult to deal with. Most likely, people’s experiences are somewhere in between, with both good and bad in different levels somehow synthesized into a general sense of well-being or the lack of it.
However, in the west our life experiences generally don’t rise to the level of harshness and severity as those of the children in developing nations.