I have two half-brothers, both are the same age, but they are not related.
[Apparently, BOTH of my parents were with other people, had boys at the same time.. and then hooked up and had me, how strange!]
NONE of us are the same.
My father’s son, has done nothing with his life. He is on disability for being bi-polar [honestly, I’ve known him my whole life.. he has some issues but I have never pegged him for bi-polar]. Because of this, he just lives at home with his mother, no job, no money.. nothing. It’s really sad. He’s 31 years old. My father was pretty abusive to all of us, so I can understand having some issues, but he has never tried. He held a couple burger flipping jobs in high school and that was about it.
My Mother’s son, whom I am most close to, had a pretty rough start. He had the hardest time holding a job, he lived at home until he was 26 or so… never paid rent. Anytime my mom would need help with groceries [which he would sit at home and eat all day], he could make excuses about he needed to pay this and that [he never had any bills, ever]. We used to fight ALOT when I was younger because he had no sense of personal space. If he wanted something in my room, he’d just go take it! It bothered me, but I got over it. We had a HUGE blow-out fight when I was around 17 or so. I had been given a set of turtle doves, and because my brother had a cat, I left my door closed all the time. Well, he came in, took whatever he wanted, and left the door open. The cat ate my birds. ATE MY BIRDS. I was so mad. All that was left were feathers. He never apologized or anything, he tried blaming me! Anyway, because of the abuse of my father, he was pretty wild. [My father would ground us for no reason.. like.. if we didn’t drink all the milk in our glass, grounded for 6 months. I’m seriously not kidding. During that time, he would use us as slaves, basically. My brother would have to fix all of the family vehicles, paint and fix the house. I would have to cook/clean/do dishes. He would also take away everything in our rooms. We literally had a bed.. he even took our alarm clocks away. It was quite disgusting]. At one point, my brother was grounded for 4 1/2 years straight. Once my parents divorced, we both got kind of crazy for awhile. His “craziness” lasted longer than mine. He drank and did alot of drugs, would go on gambling binges and what not. He, for the most part, has straighened up. He still has awhile to go, but I’m very proud of how far he’s coming, knowing the abuse he’s been through.
As for me, I’ve always had pretty good work ethics. Not because I wanted to work, but because I like money! I got my first job when I was 8 years old.. waitressing for tips. At the time, it was nothing for me to bring home $100 a day on the weekends.. which to an 8 year old is awesome! Once I hit 14 and could legally work, I got a part-time job at my current company, and worked up from there. I’m currently 25 and still work there, of course, I make much more money & have a much much higher title! I did experiment with alcohol and drugs when I was younger [nothing heavy], but once I turned 21.. it just seemed less awesome. I moved out on my own when I reached 15, came back when I was 17, and then out again at 19. Around 22 or so, my mom was having some serious problems with making ends meet, so I moved back home to help her out, which is where me & fiance currently are, we do have plans to purchase our first home in 2015, after the wedding.
All in all, I wouldn’t consider any of us alike, at all. We don’t even really look the same, we all have differant morals & goals.