Having a twin, at least in my experience is like a really awful surprise party. The kind where none of you actual friends show up, they're serving food you can't even imagine ingesting and everyone got you the same present but no one has the gift receipt. In other words, it sucks completely and totally, in my experience.
If you didn't know I am an identical twin. You wouldn't know it by looking at or speaking to either one of us. Not only, now is it as if we're not related but from different planets.
Perhaps I'd feel differently if we were anything alike but that would be like asking Ariel and Shrek to share a tent for a week. I'm sure you can figure out who Ariel is in the scenario.
People are always shocked when I remember to tell them I'm a twin and one if the first things ask me is are we alike? I always reply no, nothing alike in fact. Not even in how we're built. Then I inevitably get tortured with some story about some pair of twins that they know that are inseparable and what a shame it is.
Well I can't help the fact we are completely and totally opposites. I did try to like him and to get him to like me for a long time but his approval would cost complete and total self abandonment which isn't worth it, especially if you're converting it to dollar amounts.
Besides, why is it such a shame. You'd be telling me that's completely normal if we weren't twins. And the more people you have in your personal life to witness or even be second party to your life the more likely you are to be betrayed. Especially by someone who is allegedly "part" of you who puts himself on a pedestal so high god has to look down on him.
He sends me a text this morning or last night, not sure which but he, albeit politely ranted and raved about how much it bothered him.that I wrote what I wrote for anyone to see and how he has "loyal" friends who look out for him (probably wasn't his friends at all but that's neither here nor there anymore). Well when I politely texted back it's my place to vent and if he'd kindly stop treating me like an underling in person I'd have nothing to write about. Well he didn't get the response he wanted so his texts quickly became a slightly higher form of cave man grunts with insults every dozen grunts or so.
I maintain that family is not a right its earned and you can't treat someone less than they deserve and expect not to atone for it in some way.