I happen to be the oldest child in my family. I do enjoy being the oldest because it has made me very self reliant. I didn't have an older sibling who went through the whole process of school, college, and so on before me. I am the first, so I am learning it all myself and paving the path for my younger sister. It is also nice to have someone younger who looks up to you. There are some benefits to being the younger child such as more freedom, but I am happy I am the older child.