Illustration: Jen Troyer

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This is not to suggest that in the Baldwin-scale of siblings, you’re necessarily a Stephen or a Daniel. You may be a Billy, and it is perfectly okay to be a Billy. But siblings are different people, and there is no use in spending a lifetime mulling over why your oldest brother is the handsomest, or the one with the book smarts or, like, the best actor. So your sister got the talent for piano playing and the superstraight hair and the photographic memory. Think of it this way: That awesome person is your sibling! And just be thankful you’re both grown-ups, which means you don't have to hear from any more high school teachers "Oh, I had your brother/sister...what a hard act to follow!" (Thanks, Mrs. Viska. We’re well aware of that.)
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