SIBLING RIVALRY REVELRY**
Posted October 6, 2006on:
Here’s an introduction for the benefit of those readers who have just been directed to my personal online space. I’m the eldest among 3 sibs. We are your regular sister-brother-sister trio and like the rest of humankind, we squabble, bicker, compete, among many things.
For most of the years while we were growing up and even up to the present, our normal get-together wouldn’t be complete without one of us getting teased or taunted or made fun of. That’s just us. We were and still are a classic example of “makarinyo brutal”. Blame that on our Paparazzi, whose idea of fun is dissing either one of us jokingly. Operative word being “jokingly”. Even Mamarazzi is not exempted from this and would just be cool about it… or not, whichever the case may be. Hehehe…
So anyway, what’s all this gibberish about? Though outsiders or non-members of our family may deem us loud almost to the point of “parang nag-aaway”, we never really took offense of what the other had to say. I guess we were made tough not to take to heart any snide remark. In all certainty, we’d all agree that we’ve become like Mamarazzi who’s just cool about most things, fortunately.
That being the case, a lot of things are non-issues for the three of us. Things like who is more good-looking, who is smarter, who is wealthier, who is more successful or powerful, who is more generous, who is more willing to help, etc don’t really count as important. These things give a different dimension of us that we try to joke about. Of course we recognize these as blessings and as positive qualities, but NEVER as a license to act more superior over the other two.
In any situation where one of us needs the other, we do what we have to do when we are able to do it, and we don’t expect anything in return. We don’t demand for credit. It’s up to the beneficiary of the good deeds to recognize these and reciprocate. The doer moves on.
Simply put, we don’t count points.
** SIBLING REVELRY was a title of one of Junnie’s posts.