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I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me.

We Are Family & We Are Together


We are family.

That’s what I’d like to tell you, as the little brother.

Whatever happens, whenever it is or wherever we are, we are family. Always. I’m sure of it. You’re Dad and Mum’s son, sister-in-law’s husband and my brother. That can’t be denied. We are in a family. Everyone in the family loves each other because we are family. That’s family love. It won’t fade as time flies.

We are together.

That’s what I’d like to tell you, as someone who lives together with you.

Whatever it will happen, we get it through together. We live together, we think together, we talk together, and we could do everything together if needed. We wouldn’t give anyone up. We family couldn’t be broken up.

Since we are family and we are together, you wouldn’t be alone. It’s not wise to think about something only on your side. We care about you, and you should care about us, also. That’s what human beings should do. Your living and life is not only yours. Even, it belongs to all of us. Every word you say, or everything you do, also influences everyone of us.

The most important thing for us is everyone in the family lives peacefully, healthily and happily. We should be able to enjoy life and love together. Money, wealth and social things, all these are just a matter of vanity. We need everyone to be fine forever.

We need communication. We can share anything. We don’t need to conceal what we think in our deep heart. You can tell us anything you think of in your mind. Whatever it’s good or bad, beautiful or ugly, we are here to be ready to listen to. There’s nothing you can’t talk about to us. We never laughed at you, blamed you or ignored you. We’ll never do that. So just trust us.

As a man, certainly, he should perform well outside and get so much on his career. It would be very fine if he were a hero. However, it couldn’t mean all. A man also has his family. Family is also what he needs to care about. Besides things of love, it’s also his responsibility. Anyone who has an imperfect family can’t be perfect. No matter how rich he is, what high level position he gets or how powerful he can be. That’s because he’s first parents’ son, wife’s husband and kid’s father. He can’t leave them alone. He can’t "hurt" himself on purpose because his family would be so sad if they saw him be hurt.

When you have some trouble, or you’re unhappy, you could tell it to us. Even if we can’t handle it for you, at least we can say something to comfort you. Yes, as you said, I couldn’t help you on things you need help on. I’m sorry for it. I don’t hold much money, power or enough abilities. But I can accompany you. That’s what I could do. And of course I’ll do it as long as it’s necessary. I just don’t want you to face troubles and challenges alone.

We know you’ve done a lot to us. You’ve contributed everything of you to the family. So we never require anything of you. We’re not qualified to ask for anything. Please don’t be so self-condemned. You should have given yourself too much pressure. Many faulty things are not because of your fault. You’ve try your best. We’re clear about it. We trust you. Then please trust us, too.

Wine can make one happy and even excited. And it can also make one painful. It can even make one speak out some words and carry out something that he doesn’t mean to do it if he’s sober. If at this moment, it would be poison. So please don’t drink too much wine when you need to keep clear-headed and efficient. It’s not helpful to your work. A drunken man usually does incorrect things after he’s drunken. That’s not good. We all know wine can’t solve problems. Too much wine could just take more worries to us. Why not keep fit to reply to the world?

Life is beautiful because of our being family and together. Whatever happens, just remember, we are here with you.

You’re not alone. Never.


Author: jleecute

a native Chinese man who wants to know the world better -------- We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopeless is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.

4 thoughts on “We Are Family & We Are Together

  1. what a moving article. if i were your brother, i would already be moved to death. just kidding

  2. What you said is really exact, we will stay with family whenever and wherever, just be there.

  3. haven\’t seen you for a long time…

  4. family means everything!

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