The truth about twins

Sophomores provide insight on the reality of being a twin

The daily interrogation begins.

Are you guys twins? Which one is older? How do I tell you apart? Does it annoy you when you are called the wrong name? Do you ever pretend to be one another? Do you have twin telepathy?

Sophomores Will and Hannah Harrells’ answers become second nature, and they reply in monotone. Sometimes they consider saying that they are not even twins in the first place.

Will and Hannah are they only share 50 percent of the same DNA, the same amount as any siblings.

“It’s hard sometimes because people compare you more than regular siblings,” Hannah said. “So there are times where being a twin is hard and you wish they wouldn’t.”

Will is a member of the varsity cross country team, while Hannah participates in junior varsity cheer. They both participate in student council and are hardworking in their schoolwork.

“When you’re a twin, you always seem to have the same schedule,” Will said. “Everything you do, you do together. Sometimes you just have to catch a break from each other.”

Will and Hannah believe that being a twin means that there is someone who looks and may act like them, but it in no way means that they are the same person. However, twins say there are some positive aspects.

“You always have a friend whenever you go new places and try new things,” Hannah said.

In reality, twins are none of the stereotypes portrayed in movies. They are not exactly alike, but at the same time, they are not polar opposites. If fact, many twins have the same group of friends and enjoy spending time with each other.

“Having a twin is fun too because someone that lives nearly the same life as you may understand your view on things better than others,” Will said.

Only 3 percent of the population have a twin, so the Harrells cherish their unique lives and reap the benefits.

“Another thing about being a twin is that at hothing more than likely,” Hannah said. “So you always have each other if you want to talk or nme you never get too bored because you always have someone who is doing the same eed help.”

Having a twin is an important aspect of the Harrells’ lives, but it does not define who they are.

“In the end I wouldn’t trade being a twin for the world,” Hannah said. “I can’t imagine my life any differently.”