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Growing Up with Siblings

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2nd May is celebrated as Brothers and Sisters Day. Let us cherish the bond and understand how they impact our lives.

Growing up with siblings is one roller coaster ride. They are a bunch of people you can’t live with, in peace, but definitely cannot imagine your lives without. My growing up years wouldn’t be half as fun and interesting as they had been if not were for my siblings. Our faintest memories include pulling each other’s hair part one moment while being partners of crime in our mischief the very next moment. Sakshi from Kamala Nehru College says, “My younger brother makes my life hell but I start missing him the moment he is not at home.”

A sibling relationship is likely to be the most enduring of our lives. The impact they have on our young and adult lives is enormous – they shape our history and our character, to a far greater extent than is usually acknowledged.Siblings are your first friends, the ones you confide in with all your secrets. Simran Sharma from Gargi College recalls the nights spent talking to her sister about anything and everything. She found her best friend in her elder sister.

On being asked about her favorite memory with her sister, Kajal from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College shared that how her sister saved her from their father when she came back from a late night party.

Keeping jokes aside, siblings are also the most dependable people you could lean on at any hour. I remember falling back on them during the toughest period of my life and them holding my back when I needed the most. They can be your worst critics giving you reality checks from time to time and your number one cheer leader clapping the loudest at our victories. From lost jobs to bad break ups, if you need a hug or a shoulder to cry on, your sibling will be there in seconds.

There’s a lot that we need to acknowledge and thank our siblings for. On this day, let us thank the pillars of our lives without whom life wouldn’t be the same.


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Shreya Agrawal

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