I have an older brother. We are three years apart. I learned some very important lessons from his actions on what not to do and what was acceptable.
The first lesson I learned: Do not be late getting home after hanging out with friends. He was late one too many times and got his keys taken away. I figured out very quickly that being late wasn’t something to joke around with.
The second lesson: Do what they ask. Nothing is worse than an angry brother who is bigger than you.
The third lesson I learned was find a job. My brother was always asking me for gas money, which I usually had because I didn’t have anything to spend my money on when I was 14.
The fourth lesson I learned was to try to bond. If you bonded then you got along better which makes for a happier family. If you’re always arguing it can get stressful for everyone in the house.
The fifth lesson that I learned was how to grow up. Since my brother and I were three years apart, he was obviously at a more mature stage at all times than I was. If I wasn’t mature around him he would tell me I was getting annoying which I didn’t want.
I believe that being an only child you have to learn for yourself more than from another person. I watched my brother make mistakes when we were younger which taught me not to do them unless I wanted to get in trouble. Being a younger brother has helped me as a person and I was glad I had a brother to teach me the do’s and don’ts. I believe having another sibling is a great thing. Also, when I would need help with homework my brother was always there to help me and my parents didn’t have to try to do algebra or some confusing math.
Having another sibling can teach you and them how to approach things. I learned things from my brother and he learned things from me. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed!