I have an older brother who is really my opposite. I suppose Doppelganger would be the correct term. Growing up we got along pretty well but our age difference kept us apart. I am 10 years younger so we never really hung out much. Today, however, is a different story.
I do not want to brag but I feel I have attained a certain level of success in life. I am certainly not rich or famous but I have a wife that loves me and four kids that I love. I get to do what I love for a living and would generally consider myself as happy. My brother is a different story.
I wonder what the siblings of presidents go through. I cannot imagine a higher bar to attain then being the president and siblings of presidents must feel the pressure. I guess it would be tough for siblings of presidents.
My brother is on his third marriage, he never sees his kids from his first marriage, and works at a job he absolutely hates. The problem is that my brother is infinitely more talented than I am and has more potential to succeed than I will ever have. I do not understand why he cannot get it together and succeed. I wonder if this is common in siblings of presidents. I suppose there were some examples of siblings of presidents that succeeded and even got along with their brother.
I saw that presidential historian Doug Wead was doing a work that talked about the sibling of presidents. Doug Wead has a fascinating insight into the families of the White House so I’m interested in seeing what he has to say about the sibling of presidents.
I have made some disastrous attempts to help my brother. I tried to give him some money, some advice, and some leads on better jobs. He is a genius when it comes to fixing technical equipment of any kind. He and I haven’t spoken in quite some time after I sent him some Monster.com job listings. Siblings of presidents must go through the same kind of thing with their brothers.