The Advantages Of Being A Younger Sibling

Atmaj Vyas , 05 Aug 2018
Older & Younger Sibling (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)
Older & Younger Sibling (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

It’s pretty hard to deny that having an older sibling is probably one of the biggest blessing ever. You may fight a lot and have yelling matches with each other, but at the end of the day, you know they’ve always got your back. You can always count on them to be around and they will always be your lifetime partner in crime. However, that being said, being the younger sibling also comes with a whole bunch of added advantages! Here are a few of them.

1. Hand-Me-Downs

You literally never need to shop! Most of your older siblings stuff gets passed down to you anyway. Also, even if they don’t give it to you, you can always just take it. Sure, you may get into a fight but you know it’s totally worth it.

2. Parents Are A Lot More Chilled Out

Your parents have already gone through the ringer with your older sibling. That means they are well equipped to deal with your shenanigans. You get a lot more freedom and they are generally a lot more chilled out with you. That being said, when they see you making the same mistakes, they will unleash a whole bunch of emotional blackmail your way.

3. You Get To Learn From Their Mistakes

We’re humans and we’re bound to make mistakes. What is important is that we learn from those mistakes and grow from it. That being said, it’s also pretty good to learn from other peoples mistakes. In this case, your older sibling is literally someone you can learn a lot from. Both, what to do and what not to do.

4. You Get Away With Almost Everything

Stuff that would usually get your older sibling into trouble is something you can easily get away with. You can play the young card along with some puppy eyes and get out of almost anything. Also, you’re usually the last one to be suspected of anything.

5. You’ve Got A Free Body Guard

An older sibling is always going to be protective when it comes to you. If anyone hurts you or messes with you, they will hunt that person down. They always stick up for you and hate seeing you get hurt. Well, while they love you from the bottom of their heart, they aren’t afraid of giving you some tough love too.

6. You Usually End Up Getting What You Want

Again, it’s pretty hard to resist those damn puppy eyes and you know that! You’re pretty good at manipulating people and getting your way with things. Also, because you’re the younger one, you tend to get a little more of everything. We’re pretty sure that at some point or the other, every younger sibling has pulled the, you don’t love me card!

7. You Are Always The Center Of Attention

It’s not just attention though, it’s also affection. While you do get all the love and attention, you also know that all eyes are on you. So you need to tread carefully. You love all the attention and affection you get and you often rub it in your older siblings face.

What is the one reason you absolutely adore your older sibling? Let us know in the comments below.

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