The Sibling Paradox
If you were to meet my sister or brother you would know right away we were related. You would see the family resemblance in our eyes and our expressions . You would listen and laugh along with us as we shared crazy stories from our childhood . We have many things in common: our mannerisms, our experiences, our family and friends and all the unique stories from our life together. The longer you spend time with us the more clear it would become to you that we are also very different. Our interests, talents and needs are specific to each one of us yet we had to live under the same roof, share the same parents and everything else in our home. It is a paradox that children who are siblings can be so alike in their experiences and yet so different. This paradox seems to be the root of what causes sibling rivalry and the mixed emotions of having a sister or brother.