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Been A Big Brother

Updated on August 21, 2010


Two boys were running off home from a relative’s place one evening. As they ran one tripped and feel and he struck his kneel on a rock. As he struggled to get up he got bitten by a snake hiding in the bushes. The other boy knelt close to him crying. The hurt boy smiled at his brother, assured him that he was going to be okay and instead of lying down after giving himself first-aid treatment to save him much pain till help came, he got up and went on with the other boy. When they got home and he had been taken care of, someone asked why he moved on instead of waiting for help. He replied “because my brother was with me and he was crying. I had to get him home so he could be looked after”


My father told me this story a long time ago and I took it to notice, talk less of applying its message to my way of life till a couple years. My brother made mistakes and I had to take care of them even when it hurt. Been a big brother is different from been a father, son or friend. As a father, you start taking care of your child when you are old enough to have them. A son is taken care of till he is old enough to take care of himself and someone he’ll bare. A brother takes care of his younger one right from when he or she is born and it will be done till old age. It’s a job, a responsibility and it’s taken up young.

Have to be a role model, doing what it right and trying to be there for your young ones at all times. You fight their battles for them and take responsibilities for their crimes till they are old enough to do these things themselves. Someone would ask about the parents, I know they are around but a big brother is closer than they would be when an attention is needed.

          I don’t know how many countries it goes on but I am use of U.S.A and I love it. I’m talking about their Big Brother Program where a child is paired up with an adult for a period. The adult is to look after the child and be a positive role model to the child during the period they are together. It’s a wonderful way of helping young children get focused and vision. It is a program every country should try to get into for the sake of the young generation


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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great hub,for all of to read to jock their memories. voted up

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      They have that here too. Also a 'big sister' program that both of my daughters benefitted from and participated in as they got older. I have two older brothers who live in the UK. I talk to often on skype. Cheers from Oz

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      Apostle Jack 7 years ago

      You know as you go;and show as you go.I am glad to remain in the thought of be a role model.Not only for my children,but for all those that seek an example of a better life.