I am fifteen years old.
The average fifteen year old is initiating their dive into the depths of high school. With high school, poor situations undeniably occur with no previous warning.
My sister is ten.
She is heedlessly living her life—fifth grade is a breeze. Her occupation is simply practicing her times tables and smiling adorably for Mom’s never-ending Facebook posts.
However, elder siblings uphold a whole different and more difficult occupation. They are assigned various jobs in order to achieve the title of a good sibling—one being educating the youth on bad situations they come across in high school.
But, older sisters differ from older brothers.
Older brothers are there to not just internally protect you but physically protect you if necessary. Older brothers are overprotective and cautious because of their growing affection for their younger siblings; they resemble heroic traits in place of their love.
On the other hand, older sisters are contrasting. Sisters are sisters; getting along is not a challenge. Whether it is gossiping over boys or helping study for an upcoming test, sisters never fail to be supportive.
Unfortunately, I have never gotten the experience to idolize an older sister.
As the first-born child, I am always first to new knowledge. I don’t get the privilege of retaining previous awareness from an elder sibling. And more specifically, a sister.
Our youth requires intelligence and wisdom, and that is provided by valuable sisters.
It is sad.
It is sad that I will never have the opportunity to love an older sister nor retain advice or implications from her.
I will eternally have to be the first for new experiences—the first to learn both the worst and the best of life. Although, the roughness of that overtakes the positive side. The positive side is actually acting as the older sister. Playing that role requires acquiring experience-generated wisdom.
It is scientifically proven that families with more than one sister are more cohesive and commutative. Girls who grow up with sisters are more independent and achieve more than girls who have brothers.
A truly good sister demonstrates qualities of honesty and loyalty. One that is indefinitely there for you every step of the way, older sisters are truly the most comforting people.
I desire someone who I can indefinitely trust. Someone who educates me for my future. Someone who will never let me down.
In a way, younger sisters demonstrate those qualities. Younger sisters don’t offer wisdom but rather offer adoration towards someone they look upon.
I’ve now realized that I need to be the older sister I have longed for all my life. I need to give my younger sister what she needs. And with that, I will act as the akin character that I’ve always desired.