- If our siblings are successful, we have to be on par or higher, no less.
- If our siblings are not successful, we carry the burden of being the best, no matter the cost, for the sake of the family’s name.
- We have to be the best, since our parents have been ‘experimenting’ with the elder siblings, so they expect the best to come out of us.
- Most of the time we’ll have to wait for our siblings to marry before it’s our turn, no matter how ready we are.
- If our siblings did some mistakes when they’re young, we will be the one restricted to do many things, in the name of “protection”.
- We don’t have the privilege to be “looked up to” by our family. Maybe their children would.
- We get to be instructed to do this and that, in a sense of seniority.
- Our thoughts may not be accepted,as compared to our siblings, as they are older and “more matured”.
- People act around us, as if we’re a stereotypical spoiled kid, for being the last.
- People respect us less when they know we’re the last child in the family.
- We had to be a burden to our older siblings if the family is not doing well. How may cases have you heard where the last child skipped school and work to make sure the eldest stay in school/college.
- Parents uses more jealousy-related encouragements with us, especially amongst siblings and close relatives, rather than the older siblings.
- If there’s inheritance of possessions, we get to get the used things. Of course some lucky ones would get new ones (as in my case, since 12 years age gap with my youngest elder sibling is too long for something to be inherited).
But hey, we
have to love our family, don’t we?
did I miss anything?