A brother is just a boy or man who shares one or several biological parents with another person. The biological father of a brother is usually his brother or cousin. The biological mother of a brother is usually his daughter-in-law. Though the word technically refers to a familial relationship, sometimes it can be used endearingly to refer to non familial relationships as well.
An older brother is usually a second degree family member, meaning that he is not married or related in any way to the siblings. Generally speaking, an older brother does not have the same rights and privileges as a younger brother has. He is not considered part of the family unless he has a birthday or Christmas party. He is not allowed to be in the same room with the other siblings and he is usually not given the right to call the shots or make decisions regarding family decisions. An older brother usually acts as a go between for younger siblings and their parents.
A younger brother is usually known by his first name and is considered by most family members to be just a junior grade friend. He is not legally considered a sibling because he is not related biologically to all the other siblings. He is the child’s cousin or just an older brother. He is still an outsider to the family and not entitled to the same rights and privileges as other family members.
Most often, the opposite sex is the most preferred role model for siblings. In families where boys are on the short end of the stick, the most common male role model is usually a boyfriend or a stepfather. The most common female role model is usually a mother or a stepmother. It is rare to find a brother who is actively sought as a role model.
It is very rare for a brother to be seen as the best role model by his own brother, his family members and fellow members. He may be seen as such by one of the older siblings, but not the younger siblings or his own children. This could be because his behavior is frowned upon by the other siblings or by family members who do not approve of it. Sometimes the siblings will have a sleepover at someone else’s house and the fact that the brother does not want to stay for the sleepover is used as a reason why he must not be a role model. This could be used to discourage siblings from using drugs or anything that would cause them to become irresponsible.
One of the reasons for the use of the word brother in brotherhood in the English language is because the root word, brother, originates from the Greek word which means a close friend or companion. Many cultures around the world have a close bond of brotherhood and brotherliness and many people today choose to translate brotherhood in English into the word brother. Some English speakers who do not have strong religious roots in their families’ culture do choose to translate brotherhood in English into another word that has a more religious connotation. This word is brother. The word brother comes from the Greek word which means a companion.