Family life must be amazing, though I've never experienced it because i live in a nuclear family. I've seen & heard from my friends about their big families.
When you have a big family you feel safe. You get many opinions, you can have fun with your cousins, you don't need friends when you have a joint family.
In India, if you're a part of a big family then you're probably very lucky. You get to visit places often. You get to share your thoughts, feelings. You get many advices.