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  1. Growing up my baby brother and I were day and night. He got the worst end of the stick. I always felt sorry for him following me into school, he was compared both to my bad behavior and everyone expected the worst and to my intellect and everyone expected the best. He was neither a bad kid (troublesome) nor a good student. Hard to believe I was both.

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