My brother owes me




Yep, he does. If he never had me (specifically a sister) in his life, he wouldn’t have become the person he is today. I made him a nicer person.  I apparently warded off his “feelings of loneliness, guilt and fear” as well as boosting his confidence. I also encourage in him “a spirit of generosity” and reduced his risk of depression. This is all “official” following the study done by researchers at  Brigham Young University.

Of course I also (and the study doesn’t mention this) developed in him patience (when I badgered him for attention or to help me with something), a spirit of forgiveness (when I traded his favourite toy car, for one that I preferred!), and a sense of responsibility (my parents expected him to “look out for” me).

Gee, he sure has a lot to be grateful for! ;-)

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4 Comments on “My brother owes me”

  1. August 10, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    Hi there!

    Can’t help but wonder what our brothers will think of this? LOL, and the art compliments your post very nicely.

  2. Dave Joubert
    August 10, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    Well, I have 3 sisters so I must be an extra special guy

    • August 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

      Or it could be that you needed a lot of work to begin with!

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