Parents get a lot of credit. They have their own holidays, where they get special gift baskets or flowers. We also celebrate grandparents and our sisters as well. It is too often, that our brothers get overlooked. They never get anywhere near the recognition they deserve, and that is unfair.
They tease you and may have driven you crazy a time or two, but they will also protect you and love. So I have come up with 15 reasons to remind you about awesome benefits of having older brothers.
1. He taught you how to understand boys and men
Guys can be particularly difficult to deal with, and for a girl, having an older brother provides great insight on understanding them. Whether they help by giving advice or lead by example; our brothers have taught us about how we deserve to be treated in the dating world. They
are our own personal safari guides that help navigate through the treacherous nightmare that is dating. From them we learn to identify the rats from the vultures and the slugs from the tigers.
Having an older brother and his advice can help you avoid a lot of heartache or, at least, get through it.
3. He will always protect you
Sometimes a girl just needs to be protected by her older brother(s).
Think of them as a glorified body guard. Men take on a very protective
role when it comes to the well-being of their little sisters. Whether
it's by giving advice on your life, or intimidating the last
douche-balloon you dated; you don't have to worry about anything with
your older brother(s) in the picture.
4. You teach him about compassion
Remember all those times you convinced your big bro to play hair salon,
dress up and barbies with you? Or begging mercilessly to let you play
video games with him? And you can't forget all those times you did
something to piss him off. Even though, it is impossible for older
brothers to stay mad at their little sisters for too long. It is because
of all those memories that you brother understands how to be
5. He teaches you what's cool
From a young age, a girl will turn to her older brother(s), who seem to
have more knowledge and expertise about the world. It started out by
showing you how to throw up a peace sign or flipping the camera off. You
learn all sorts of of rad stuff form older brothers. Personally, my
brothers have the best taste in movies and music. There for, now know
what movies to watch and what bands to listen to.
6. He taught you how to compete
Older brothers are great because they teach you how to tap into your
competitive side. They give you good insight into the male dominant
world of competition. As you grow up and try to succeed in any career
this will become an asset.
7. He introduced you to sports
For most young girls, an older brother is the one who teaches them about
sports and team loyalty. With and older brother, chances are, you have a
lot of fond memories of watching your brother chase some ball down a
random field. And thanks to that, you now understand the concept that is
8. He took the brunt of the parenting
Having older siblings means that someone already absorbed the worst of
the parenting skills. By the time you come around, the parental units
have already seen it all. Now they are more relaxed and a tad more
refined. That is the nice way of saying you got away with a lot more
than you should have. You have your older brothers to thank for that!
9. He is your own personal super hero
Your older brothers are just that. Your own personal super hero.They
have been there since day one; watching you grow up, make mistakes, and
lending a hand when they can. They may not know it and so it is our job
to remind them of how great they are.