Growing up in Saudi, in my case, was easy. It’s a comfortable life. Of course, it all depends on how much you earn. The downside of it all, and I realized this once I left the country, was that it was quite an artificial life as well. Basic needs such as electricity, food, water, were all available easily and cheap. No political turmoil, no hardships of any sort. Of course, the huge pool of expat labor workers may have a different story to tell but for people like me, it was an easy life.