My brother is the most influential person in my life

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My brother is the most influential person in my life.  His name is Wade, and he is 21 years old, leaving a 4 year gap in between the two of us.  Most siblings are always quarreling, and never do anything together.  My brother and I are most definitely not like that, we do everything together.  Throughout my life I have modeled to be more like him, he is not only my older brother but my peer and my role model.

        When I was 5, I would follow my brother around everywhere, I was the pesky younger brother.  I felt the brunt of many a cruel joke that my brother and his friends would play on me, but throughout all of these jokes I knew they only did it in fun and I enjoyed it.  When they found that I would laugh at these jokes as much as they did, I was accepted into that group of friends.  My brother would always take me along when he went to a friend’s house, or when his friends came over to our house I would get to hang out with all of the older guys.  This could be seen as a good or a bad thing.  I was exposed to many things I should not have been by hanging out with my brother and his friends, but this also helped me to mature earlier.

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        There is a phase in the younger years of my generation’s lives when it is considered cool to smoke.  At the age of 14 I was tempted by friends to smoke, but since I had been with my brother when he was tempted to smoke I knew it would be a bad decision to even try.  Watching my brothers go through the trials of life has helped me to resist certain temptations that I otherwise might have gotten sucked into.  I was able to see the mistakes he made and avoid those decisions in my life.

        I have always been ...

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