The Stubborn Othering of Only Children

Why do people get so wigged out over an only child?

Sean Kernan
ILLUMINATION-Curated
6 min readMay 22, 2024

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As a young child, I asked my parents the usual rigamarole of questions young children ask, including the infamous, “Who do you love more, me or my sister?”

Mom turned to me and said the only correct answer to that question, “I love you both the same.”

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Sean Kernan
ILLUMINATION-Curated

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