YES!! I am an only child.The world of an only child is entirely different from that of a child who has siblings. Assessing myself I found that I have equal share of merits and demerits as an only child.It is really interesting to delve into the psychology of both cases.I believe that genuinity arises only from life experience.So I would like to share with you my version of life as a single child.
You have to stand up and support yourself,no one will do it for you.My parents gave me all the freedom to chase my weird dreams and extreme ambitions.And I think I am certainly utilising that opportunity.The skill of ‘standing by thyself‘ has helped me a lot in life.While people of my age lean on their siblings for help, I learnt to help myself.You get a lot of time to contemplate and assess yourself,if you are a single child.At times I talk to myself and discover things that can’t be put in words.Those moments are epiphanic and magical.There are two kinds of single children,the one who readily mingles with everyone and the shy ones who are to be invited to mingle.I belong to the first one,I acclimatise in a group easily.You become strong,resilient and empowered as an only child.
The negative side of being a single child is that, you have none to spill your feelings.You have no one to unfurl your secrets.As a solution to this problem I usually scribble sad quotes that reflect my current mood.But it doesn’t usually help much,as it only creates a vent to push out your crammed emotions.Another major drawback is that you don’t learn the act of ‘sharing’.You must put effort and cultivate it.For children with siblings sharing is a part of their life.Earlier I used to have a tough time sharing my things with others.I believe in the idea that ‘some people enter your life and they change you into another person that you can barely recognise’.Yes such Homo sapiens do exist, in my life they are friends.Now I have undergone a sea change.The best proof is that now my friends and I eat from a single plate😂.And I eat their brains too.Life gets more lighter,easier and enjoyable when you have companions.Being a single child is not an excuse but an opportunity to meet new people.Even though I lack siblings, the space is completely filled by my cousins.I have countless cousins to hang out with.I always keep in touch with them and also try to renew my relation with my old teachers and friends😍.
Society always look at single children with a prejudiced mind.According to the society, single child means a spoilt brat.They think us as headstrong,precocious and bad at making friends.There might be such cases but very rare.I am not over loved or over cared.And I can confidently say that I am good at making friends.Each individual is different and unique.But I believe being a single child is quite tough at the same time adventurous.
Please do comment your experience if you are a single child or your experience with your siblings.I am eagerly waiting to hear from You😇.