I personally love being the only child because you don't have to share w/ siblings and more attention is given to you. I have had the best if both worlds but I would rather have the silence. Being the only child has caused me to be closer to my parents, which I love! Another pro is that the money that should have been shared between my siblings and I, would be all mine. It my seem a slight bit selfish but they're all wonderful facts to moi!