Middle Day

Embittered taciturn wallflowers unite. Let us celebrate ourselves— the neglected, underestimated, and misunderstood middle child, at noon, on a Wednesday in the second week of June.  

You may wonder why the middle child should be rewarded for their mediocracy. While the first born heir, and the over indulged baby garner all their parents attention, the middle child is left to fend for himself. These dire circumstances do build strength in character. Middle children become empathetic, independent, creative, and articulate, out of necessity. They are great communicators, and they share a gift for friendship, often holding friends in higher esteem than family members. They have a strong ability to negotiate- which makes them excellent mediators. 

Statistics show that the middle child does bode well. Over fifty percent of the U.S. Presidents were middle children. A few of the most noteworthy middles are: Bill gates, Abraham Lincoln, John F Kennedy, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, Tony Blaire, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr, Lech Walensa, Anwar Sadat, Charles Darwin, Susan B Anthony, and etc. 

The only item left open to discussion. Is where will the celebration take place— where is the middle of nowhere?

 

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Middle children are empathetic, independent, creative, articulate, they are great communicators, and share a gift for friendship. They have a strong ability to negotiate- making them excellent mediators.The Daily Post, July 12, 2015, Daily Prompt: Honorific~ If you could pick one person to be commemorated on a day dedicated to him/her alone, who would you choose?<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/honorific/”>Honorific</a><a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/honorific/”>Honorific</a&gt;

3 thoughts on “Middle Day

  1. I like to feel we middle kids are the family communicators. Carrying messages of the warring parties, seeking conciliation. A permanent family-centric ambassador of good will. I left the country so I could stop doing it.

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