Who I am and who I will strive to become is mostly because of me having a twin. Being a twin has made me focus my attention on things that most people wouldn’t notice, such as people’s natural desire to work together and communicate with one another. I have always had my brother with me so I always worked with him and talked to him, instead of others. I knew I had my brother to count on and talk to about anything; we were always there to help each other through the tough times. For these reasons, I think that being a twin has had some strain on my independence and individuality. Now, however, I realize that I am a truly an individual. I may have the title of a twin, but the way I present myself is completely my own.
Growing up, my brother and I would constantly be compared. However, today, we are complete opposites. He is tall and heavier and I am shorter and thinner. He is the sports guy and I am the academic type. We are like yin and yang. This really pushes me to be myself and do what ever I want to do. After schooling all of the comparing stops and I was truly able to form my own sense of identity besides just being the opposite of him.
Living as a twin has perks and downsides. You have to share everything and are constantly compared by everyone. However, you also get to have someone there for you always, someone that goes through similar situations as you, and someone who really cares for you (hopefully). It took my brother and I a long time o finally start getting along, but once we didn't I would not trade the experience of having him as my twin for anything.