Advantage and Disadvantages of Being an OnlyChild
My father used to talk to me about his five siblings. He used to say that I was unfortunate that I hadnone. And I used to envy him and wonder how niceit would be to have a houseful of brothers andsisters. I also used to wonder what would happen tome if I were to lose my parents.
Frankly speaking, I do not have to share anythingwith anybody. I own all my parents' love. I can ask for anything I want. I always wear newclothes and eat the best food. Since my parents spend all their money on me, I can study atthe best university of the country.
Lucky as I am, I now and then feel very lonely and I have nobody to complain about myloneliness. How I long for a quarrel with my brothers and sisters! Of course I have classmatesand friends, but they are different. Sometimes I feel so pessimistic that after my parentsleave the world, I will have no blood relatives left to share with me the fond memories of myparents. Furthermore, I am likely to become selfish while I realize the world is for sharing.
So, I am happy but lonely; I am fortunate but piteous; I am loved but spoiled; I am well-bredbut selfish, because I am the only child of the family.