This essay discusses about the learning experience that we get while getting along with our cousins. In this present competitive world, our families are frequently scattered all over the country. However, as far as my relationships with my cousins are concerned we are very much closely tied irrespective of the geographical barriers. Although we meet once in a year or twice now a days but our childhood was spend in the same city. Among the other important learning experiences, the important thing that I learned was how to build relationships.
We are six cousins altogether, from my father’s side, all of us sharing a warm and strong bond. Childhood is periods in every individual’s life when growing up with cousins can make one learn many important things in life. According to my own personal experience, I can say I have learned how to share the good times as well as bad, the skill of communication, discovering a common root and most importantly, respecting each other’s differences. Cousins are those who have our shared piece of childhood. Many big and small things are learnt when we are having a warm and lovable relationship with out cousins. I got the flavor of independence from my cousins. However, I found that growing up with my cousins helped me to learn many things in life be it simple games in childhood or handling emotional problems in the adolescent stage. If we have older cousins the smaller ones idolizes them and thus, their experiences can act as a lesson to the smaller ones.
I am the older one among my gang of cousins so what I experienced is responsibility. By taking up the role as a big cousin, I started taking responsibility seriously. Moreover, I also learnt that age does not matter when interacting with others. This is because I have cousins who are very much younger than I am, while communicating with them I realized that age does not matter if the other person comes interesting. However, growing with cousins actually helps us in getting prepared to face the outer world because the values and characteristics that are shaped in growing up will help us in the end. Further, I learnt how to be selfless because of the guidance that I had received from my cousins in developing sympathy.
The most important thing that I came to realize is that I learnt how to be confident from them because in any problematic situation, I had the feeling that no matter what my cousins are there to support me and this thought actually helped me to gain confidence in whatever I do. They not only provide physical support in bad times but also help in improving our mental health. In later years also they can be our biggest support because they can be our best friends and biggest stress relievers because cousins can easily safeguard us from the negative effect of stress.
Thus, from my personal experience, it can be concluded that what I learnt was that with cousins we can actually cherish every moment we spent together, they guides us without any biasness and encourages us by believing in what we are.