There’s a post and discussion at the Crunchy Con blog about the virtues, or otherwise, of trying to remain near your roots in the U.S.A. Most people who read this blog would probably consider that ground to have been pretty well plowed, but I found it interesting anyway, particularly the comments. One reader who grew up in a really wealthy area mentions the high school friend who was "annoyed that all he got upon successfully finishing rehab was a 924, not a 911." (I believe those are Porsche model numbers, in case they don’t mean anything to you.) I don’t know if "it takes all kinds" was really meant to cover cases like that.
Note that you have to click the "read all comments" button to read them from the beginning–initially only the most recent four or five are listed.