I try to be positive and focus on happy instances that occurred while growing up. There are quite a few less than happy memories I would just as soon forget.
Fifties girls were supposed to be "nice", and there were plenty of rules to guide us - the Golden Rule, Ten Commandments plus articles and books written about etiquette. And, of course, pleasing parents was paramount. It just wasn't possible to continually get an "A" for behavior.!