27. Geek culture
Growing up geek was hard (I'm not going to claim it was as hard as growing up gay would be, naturally)- especially because my formative years were spent in a small school (less than 90 students from preschool through 7th grade) where a sizable number of the attendees were there as a school of last resort.
So it does me some good to see the embrace of geek-dom people like Wil Wheaton bring to the world, and to see that being a geek is no longer anathema. I'm sure it's still hard on teenagers and kids in small schools, but maybe it's getting better.