Why there is always pressure on the eldest of a family?I am not talking about the head of a family but the elder or the eldest of a family, say the the elder/eldest daughter-in-law or an elder son or a daughter. Of course, a son -in-law is exempted everywhere quite interestingly.
A Whats App message prompted me to sign in here to know the views of our learned members. An over-enthusiastic parent like me asks his elder daughter to go for Engineering and Medicine and at the same time involves her in learning dance and at the same time playing Casio. He pressurizes her to learn Kuchipudi with one leg and the western with the other! Finally the message ends up asking his younger one, "Learn whatever you want to do, we tried precious things on your sister and it didn't work out"! And the little child smiles being younger to have freedom.
It is applicable everywhere. When the elder son gets married, there would be lot expectations on the new daughter-in-law and I have seen even negligible mistakes on her part were not spared and finally she would be branded as arrogant, insubordinate and root cause for a split in the family. All the ingredient people get tired and realise the fact of the life and become soft cornered while it comes to their younger daughter-in-law.
What is your take on this?