Siblings

Chatting with members of Train and the Goo Goo Dolls yesterday, I learned we’re all the youngest in our families. 

Asking around, it turns out this is way more common than I’d realized it the touring world, sufficiently so that I redirected some Googling time away from home remedies for Jock itch (damn you, Florida).

Evidently, we youngest siblings are:

-Extremely skilled at going with the flow (definitely important on tour)

-Tend to be funnier (TRUE IN MY CASE SICK BURNNNNNNN)

-Usually more outgoing (essential for sanity preservation while bouncing around)

-More creative than our older siblings (older siblings, the study suggests, tend to have higher IQs - certainly true in my sister’s case - with more attention paid to rules and education, whereas I’m the beneficiary of my parents adopting a well-earned ’fuck it’ attitude and being left more to my own devices). 

This is obviously painting with a broad brush, and maybe these studies originate at the University of Phoenix, but are we youngest siblings really perfect engineered for touring? Possibly worth some deeper digging once this Jock itch clears up.