I am the middle child of three. My older brother is about 3.5 years older than me. My younger brother is almost exactly 1 year younger than me. My entire life I've been very close to both of my brothers, and have many times been confused with the amount of distaste I see in friends of mine and their siblings. Now that I'm older, I really am almost uninterested in people besides my brothers. We all have similar tastes, and provide each other with almost instant availability when we need a friend to join us in doing something. I live with my brothers in a three person apartment up at college, and it looks like it's going to stay that way for a while. My older brother just graduated, but it seems as though he'll be coming back after the summer and finding a job around here so that he can live around us longer. I have a feeling that we may all end up living near each other when we become much older, too.
I've often contemplated what decision I would make if I was offered two jobs, one high-paying and far away, and the other lower-paying but allowed me to live near my brothers. At this point I've come to the conclusion that I would most likely choose to live next to my brothers, as one's decisions in life should really reflect their greater goal. I'm not necessarily looking to be extremely rich, I just want to be happy. What makes me happy? The camaraderie and fellowship I get from being around people I know and trust.
So my question posed to you followers, do you have siblings? Are you close? Would you chose living near them long-term over a high-paying job?
Coming up for Mother's Day, I am a son.