why do younger ones get all second-hand things from their elders in same house?

India
April 14, 2007 2:41am CST
I am the youngest of my house. i always get many accessories like shirts,purses,calculators,music players,shoes etc...all used by my elder brother, but i dont feel bad using them....i just enjoy them as fresh things. wat abt u? have u ever suffered from these second-hand things? tell abt ur experiences
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11 responses
@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
14 Apr 07
There is no harm in using things of your elder brother. This is happening in almost every family in India. Things are very expensive, so by using things of your brother and not asking for new one's you are helping you parents by being a good boy. So you see indirectly you are already doing something for your family. So feel proud about it. And if your parents understand you, then they should atleast, on your birthday, buy you some new clothes and a pair of shoes, because you really deserve it. Other things like purses, calulators, music players can be shared , that should not be problem. Anyway , you are not the only one, familes are full of such sharing brothers and sisters, so just be happy. Don't mind it at all.
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• India
16 Apr 07
thanks! ur response is quite appreciable
• India
14 Apr 07
no we dont have that nature in our house what ever is brought at home we all use it we dont do that frist ill use then you use it
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@0888ip (269)
• Romania
14 Apr 07
As someone already said it is common like the members of the house take the second hand things.. It is just a custom in the family
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@samson1967 (7422)
• India
14 Apr 07
Hi Manish, It is common among family members. I got four younger brothers, all of them enjoy using my clothes, shoes, bags, belts, jackets etc... I too use mymaternal uncles clothes etc...
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• Pakistan
14 Apr 07
im the second one.same is the case with me,i also get second hand accessories but i never mind.but infact i enjoy to get those things.
• India
16 Apr 07
good,keep going
@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I guess it is a way for some families to save money for more importnat things like food and the bills. I never had to share too much with my brother other than a room and our 5th grade teacher Mrs. Moore lol. There were many things that my brother let me have when he out grew tham like many of his toys and books and other things. Not because I could not afforid my own but because they ment more to me being that they came from my brother who I love.
@munhozmib (3853)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
14 May 07
Well, I'm the younger one too. I always used to get used things from my elder brother. Also, from my cousins, sometimes. I don't have any problem, it's just a little weird when they come to your house and you're wearing their stuff. But I already got used to it. As long as it's in a good state, there's no problem getting used things from my elders.
@beaunito (12)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
I guess it's a good attitude of ones family to pass on things that is still in good condition. Not because the youngest doesn't deserve new things or he/she is treated like an orphan who is deserving of all second hand things, but mainly because it's also a way of saving your family expenses. You should be proud them that you take a greater part in helping you family to cut some expenses, don't you think?
• India
25 Apr 07
there's nothin bad abt it..I have nevr felt like that. Iam the third son in our family.Any things if its of use een nw,then why thinkin that it's second hand and all those.....
22 Apr 07
first the younger ones have tendency to spoil the things. so it is better to give them the older ones first. secondly, younger ones have habit of liking the things that they see in their elder's hands and mostly things are not passed by elders to youngers, they are demanded by them
• China
14 Apr 07
Hi,manish.I think it's common to own these used second=hand things,for it's not only cheap but also safe some time than the new things.I'm going to have a baby,and my nephew has a lot of toys,so I decide to let my baby own these toys ,that can use little money,the clothes is the same situation.