of family

Categories: life-in-general

Date: 20 June 2009 11:02:07

I won't go into details but suffice to say that I have finally accepted today that my mind and the mind of my little brother (ie the youngest brother of two) are so far apart they are basically heading in opposite directions. This is a bit confronting as I've always said that we think quite alike ... this despite the fact that we voted for opposite parties in the last federal elections, could (if we let ourselves) have an argument about anything at the drop of a hat, and I'm a long term employee (5 1/2 years is my longest) whereas he's always looking for the next job - which is not to say that he's not a good / smart / amazing worker just that security to him and me mean different things. He wrote me an email today that just left me completely gobsmacked. He wasn't mean or nasty or rude, was not having a go at me, it was just a completely (to me) bizarre email ... but perhaps from his point of view it makes complete sense. I really find it difficult to believe that we grew up in the same family, have the same belief system, have essentially the same morals, and can think so differently on something that I would not have originally thought we would. Food for thought ... and maybe a few adjustments in my expectation levels of my siblings possibly ....