Siblings often grow up side by side in families, yet have very different life experiences. If you have one or more siblings and feel that your lives have differed significantly, write an essay explaining the reasons and the effects of such differences.

Have you ever noticed a family in which the elder son is a business tycoon whereas the younger son works as a waiter in a hotel or the elder sister is still struggling to find a job in government services while the younger sister has already earned fame as a writer in magazines? If yes, then the next question that arises is that though siblings have the same genes and grow up in the same environment side by side in the family, yet they have their own attributes, behaviour, and interests. Man is perhaps the only creation of God, endowed with unique individuality. It is because of this, we differ in looks, colour, attitude, behaviour, likes and dislikes. It is thus quite natural for siblings, to have different life experiences.

I have a sister who is eight years older than me. She is elegant and beautiful, quite different to my stout and robust self. Being hard-working by nature, she is either busy in studies or doing needlework which is her hobby. I, on the other hand, am quite carefree and fun-loving. My studies are confined to course books and newspapers. As hobbies are concerned, we are poles apart. While she likes cooking delicacies, reading novels, I like to go out with my friends for a movie or play badminton in the park close by. I enjoy the company of friends and cousins, and occasionally go out to stay with them, during weekends. But on the other hand, my sister has no friends. As for life experiences, she has greater exposure to the outside world being elder to me. She has travelled to many cities.

Being sincere and hard-working, she has burnt the midnight oil, while preparing for the admission test to IIM. Her good marks enabled her to get admission to a prestigious college. I, on the other hand, am not very serious and am constantly lectured to mend my ways.

Siblings, we are distinctly different in tastes, habits and life experiences. Nevertheless, we are bound by strong family ties. These would further strengthen as life goes by.

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