Just about every oldest sibling can recall a time that their little brother or sister was 100 percent in the wrong and owed a giant apology for their actions, yet just because we were born a couple years earlier, we eldest kids were expected to just get over it. As Iwritenovels1234 points out, sometimes “your parents tell YOU to apologize, saying that you, the older sibling, need to the the ‘bigger person.'” 

It’s like in Little Women when Amy burns Jo’s manuscript and then Marmie tells Jo to forgive her and I’m sorry, but what exactly is Amy’s punishment here? She ruined Jo’s life’s work!


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