Being an older brother and sister can mean multiple expectations from parents,siblings,extended family and the community.How does one choose the life they want to live without alienating loved ones?How can a balance be struck?When and how does one be themselves without estranging others in this situation?
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What you have described is de rigueur for the oldest child. Oldest children are forced to be adult almost from the onset. They get the shaft while younger siblings COAST through. The life of many oldest children are analogous to forced laborers .
It is UNending & NEVERending. When you are the oldest child, you are CONSCRIPTED more or less. You are OWNED by your parents & siblings. You can NEVER leave..........
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