For most of us, life without friends would simply be incomplete. But as the years go by and we grow older, we come to realize that friends come and go with the passage of time. Sometimes it is intentional, and other times it is purely an accident. The fact remains that very few friends remain with us forever. But what you probably don’t realize is there are others who have been by your side ever since you learnt how to take your first baby steps, and undoubtedly, those cherished people are your siblings.
So whether you have an older brother who’s always looked after you when you’ve been down or a younger sister who has pestered you with her playful ways for as long as you can remember, you probably know how valuable your siblings are in life. And with that settled, here are some of the reasons why your sibling is and probably always will be one of your most cherished friends!
1. They’ve known you longer than anyone else
By default, your sibling is probably your oldest friend, and you’ve probably been friends for as long as you can remember. In fact, you’ve been friends for so long that you no longer need to worry about how long it’ll last; this friendship is permanent.
2. Your inside jokes go back decades
Who else but your sibling could possibly remember the deadly accident you caused when you were 5 years old? Laughter brings people closer together, and with the amount of inside jokes that you and your sibling have between each other, there’s probably no competition regarding who’s the closest.
3. You both know the hidden truths about your family
Often times, it’s your family (especially your parents) who come in between your friends and sometimes this even leads to misunderstandings. Whether it’s an untimely family obligation or your parent’s prejudiced opinions, your sibling is the only one who knows how to stick by your side through all this.
4. There’s nearly nothing to hide
Your sibling knows every weird thing that you’ve done at home and every stupid thing that you may have indulged in outdoors. And in some ways, they’re your ‘chamber of secrets’. Life is so much easier when you have a friend from whom you have nothing to hide.
5. They already know your most embarrassing moments (and they still love you!)
Whether it was that girl who you tried to ask out in 7th grade or the time your teacher made you stand up in the back of the classroom, your sibling knows it all, and the worst as well. So you don’t have to worry about judgement or prejudice because they’ll love you no matter what.
6. It’s nearly impossible to hold grudges
Holding grudges in a family is a nearly impossible task, because at some point of time in the day, you happen to forget what you’re being angry about. And well, you eventually realize that it doesn’t even matter. So you can be sure that any fight with your sibling won’t last longer than a couple hours.
7. You already know them as well as you know yourself
The most tedious part about a new friendship is getting to know the other person. But with your sibling, both of you already know each other as well as the back of your hands, in fact, they might even know you better than you know yourself in some situations!
8. They will always do what’s best for you
Sometimes, your friends go along with a bad idea of yours for fear of risking your friendship. But in the case of your sibling, they won’t hesitate to set you back on the right track no matter how you might happen to reach. They know what’s best for you and will always strive to further your own desires.
9. You know that they’ll always be honest with you
Whether it’s about how badly you’re struggling in life, or about how fat you look in that dress; your sibling will never hesitate to be honest with you. So you can be sure to trust them if you need an honest opinion without any little white lies.
10. They will always love you no matter what
No matter how many times you mess up or happen to get things wrong; if there’s one person who’ll always be by your side, it’s bound to be your sibling. Because they have loved you since the beginning of time and they always will!