January 29, 2008 10:08pm CST
Hello to you all. Not all of you might have experienced this sort of duty that some might notice but, its really apparent. I'm the youngest among my brothers and sisters and even though I'm already old enough, I still get told to do errands. I mean, I know I can do those things that they "request" but, can't they do it themselves? What are your thoughts about it? Does being older necessarrily mean that you can delegate certain duties and obligation to those younger than you when you don't feel like it?
8 Aug 08
LOL! That is so true.^_^ Well, I guess older means wiser and during childhood, the older ones usually 'pick on' the younger ones just because they can, and the best part of it is that the younger kids usually just go along with it. Another take on this is somewhat of a reward and punishment..well..better make that punishment or punishment if you say no. Even if you tell on them to your parents, you'll still get the 'beating' just because you told. Another mentality on this is that sure, the older kids can do it themselves but why do it when there's the younger sibling who you can 'boss' around? This 'requesting' thing just becomes part of the sibling relationship that it becomes somewhat of a habit and just continues on. I dont mean to sound cruel or anything like that but its just how things goes.
8 Aug 08
Hwoa! After months, this discussion finally got something.. Yeah, its how things are.. during earlier periods of the sibling relationship and psychomotor skills are already apparent, the younger sibling would insist that they be allowed to do things that they see on older members in the family. This becomes somewhat annoying for older siblings and their patience is tested. Later on, when younger siblings realize things more and have their own priorities to work on, being told to do errands or be one who would be delegated with work from someone older than them gives them the sense of inequality. Anyway, I guess it works in our culture and its that integral on developing respect. yeah, right..