Today is my brother’s birthday. We grew up poor, we grew up tough. It was us against the world.
We fought like all siblings should. But we also had each others back. As human beings we are social creatures. We can chart our own destiny and path, but it is a lot easier with the help and support of others.
You cannot expect someone to go out of their way to help you. YOU can go out of your way to help others. It just isn’t that hard and it makes the world a better place.
Siblings don’t always see eye to eye. They disagree, argue, and want to prove each other wrong. Often, when all is said and done, they work out an agreement and make peace. To find a real and lasting peace we must do that as well. It’s okay to have different ideologies as long as we respect each other in the end.
We were always able to work out our difference because we had respect for each other. That can still happen.