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How close are you to your siblings?

I read this article on the BBC today and it got me thinking about the relationships people have with their siblings.

Every family is different, and I’ve always found the different dynamics between each family fascinating.

Some people are remarkably close to their brothers and sisters, and some really hate each other.

I have one brother myself, and we are pretty close, although I wouldn’t describe us as best friends, and he wouldn’t either.

There are some elements to our characters that are very similar, such as the fact we both like sport and we’re very happy having a beer with one another.

But we also have some massive differences, which is incredible when you think we are of the same family.

He has always been a bit of a maths whiz, whereas English was always my strongest suit. When we were younger, he enjoyed going out with friends, while I spent more time on the computer.

There are a few years between us, so I suppose this leads to more differences. It is usually a lot different when you come across twins.

As I don’t have a twin, I have always been fascinated by how close twin siblings seem to be with each other.

And yet, according to this BBC article, there are some twins who really aren’t that similar to each other at all, which in some ways is quite remarkable.

I was amazed when I realised that Scarlett Johansson has a twin, who is a lot taller than her, who works with charities and who helped President Obama get elected. Such a far cry from her famous actress sibling.

Other famous faces that you probably didn’t know had a twin include Ashton Kutcher, Vin Diesel and Kiefer Sutherland.

I suppose that is what makes humanity so great – the fact that we can celebrate so many similarities and differences that we have with each other.

And that is just within our own families.


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