At one point in time, I thought my brother and I would truly get along regardless of our age difference. In reality, I find that we do not get along that well or at all. Our relationship is (and has been) one sided. I’m not sure why I didn’t fully realize that until now.
I thought that our very real falling out a few years ago taught him something. For a short amount of time it looked like something changed in him, that he was finally seeing the error of his ways. Unfortunately, he is as stubborn and selfish as ever and I just have to learn how to tolerate him at this point.
It boggles my mind that he fails to understand how good he has it. A life like his when I was his age, would have seemed like a dream.