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Thanks @starsplusplus helping me with the idea. (From his riddle). I thought of this (far fetched) answer/concept based off of his, and decided to see if anyone else could figure it out.

I have a really large family which has been growing over the years..I don't have time to tell you about everyone but I can try to tell you a bit about some.

My first sibling is a scholar. He has an interest for continuing learning.
My second sibling is the fun one, but can be lead to abuse.
My third sibling is smart like the first, but likes to concentrate his studies (on a smaller subject).
My fourth sibling likes to learn, or rather teach to learn in a different radical way.
My fifth sibling loves to travel and loves knowing more about the world.
My sixth sibling will be his own boss, working for himself.

As for me.. I'm below the 15th sibling, who is a parent.

Who/what is speaking, and who/what are his siblings/family?

Make sure to explain each line for each sibling as well as the 'speaker'.

I will give some hints later on if necessary as this riddle might not be easy to understand/solve without them.

Hint #1:

The second sibling is not directly after the first sibling and so forth. They are listed from a distinct order. "I don't have time to tell you about everyone."

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Following on from @Zikatos answer; you are

Quantitative Finance

I believe the key is to

take the first Stack Exchange community per distinct letter in the alphabet

Reasoning (pretty self explanatory):

My first sibling is a scholar. He has an interest for continuing learning.

The first community beginning with A is Academia; definitely focused on continued learning

My second sibling is the fun one, but can be lead to abuse.

The first community beginning with B is Beer; fun in moderation but alcohol abuse is no joke

My third sibling is smart like the first, but likes to concentrate his studies (on a smaller subject).

The first community beginning with C is Chemistry; smart in a particular subject

My fourth sibling likes to learn, or rather teach to learn in a different radical way.

The first community beginning with D is Data Science; "teaching" computers how to "learn"

My fifth sibling loves to travel and loves knowing more about the world.

The first community beginning with E is Earth Science; this covers the whole world

My sixth sibling will be his own boss, working for himself.

The first community beginning with F is Freelancing; become your own boss indeed!

As for me, I'm below the 15th sibling, who's a parent.

The 15th letter is P (due to there being no community beginning with K).
The first community beginning with P is Parenting.
You are below it, or rather the first community beginning with Q, Quantitative Finance!

The intended answer was Puzzling, being underneath Parenting and something we are all on (a more literal me). [However the posted answer is still just as valid] - Mark N

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct. But I now realize that my intended answer was not explicit enough :( The answer was intended to be a little 'closer to home', but you have found a valid answer. $\endgroup$ – Mark N May 28 '15 at 16:27
  • $\begingroup$ Well done, even if I had time, I probably wouldn't find the pattern. Very nice puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Zikato May 29 '15 at 6:03
  • $\begingroup$ @MarkN Could you put up a solution with your intended answer? I'm curious now :) $\endgroup$ – luxmi12 May 29 '15 at 8:51
  • $\begingroup$ @luxmi12 I updated the last part of you answer with it. Hope you don't mind. :) $\endgroup$ – Mark N May 29 '15 at 12:49
  • $\begingroup$ @MarkN Ah I see! Yeah, that makes sense, I probably should have spotted that :P $\endgroup$ – luxmi12 May 29 '15 at 13:04
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I think the sibling are

Stack exchange communities

Ok I've tried my best, but the clues can fit multiple choices:

First sibling

Academia - scholar + learning

Second sibling

Anything fun can lead to abuse, I'll go with generic hobby type Stack exchange

Third sibling

Any scientific subject for example Programmers

Fourth sibling

Perhapse Ask Different

Fifth sibling

Travel

Sixth sibling

Workplace or Careers?

Me + parent

I think the parent is Stack Overflow, because that's the largest one and on the site Stack exchange - sites mathematics is directly underneath.

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  • $\begingroup$ You are close with your answer, but your guesses of the siblings can be improved (There is a pattern). $\endgroup$ – Mark N May 28 '15 at 15:54
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I believe the answer is

The U.S. colonies/states

My first sibling is a scholar. He has an interest for continuing learning.

Virginia was the first colony founded. This is where the profitable Orinoco tobacco was farmed and where the farmers continued learning about the industry.

My second sibling is the fun one, but can be lead to abuse.

Massachusetts was the second colony founded. During the Revolutionary War, it was the center of operations of the Sons of Liberty, and where many protests including the Boston Tea Party took place.

My third sibling is smart like the first, but likes to concentrate his studies (on a smaller subject).

New Hampshire was the third colony founded. It concentrated its economy around fishing. Not a lot to go on here though.

My fourth sibling likes to learn, or rather teach to learn in a different radical way.

The fourth colony was Maryland. It was founded by Lord Baltimore as a refuge for Catholics. At this time Catholicism was radical and Protestantism was the norm.

My fifth sibling loves to travel and loves knowing more about the world.

Connecticut was founded by John Hooker. It was one of the leaders in shipbuilding.

My sixth sibling will be his own boss, working for himself.

Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams after he was kicked out of Massachusetts for his belief in separation of church and state. Rhode Island therefore can be viewed as a lone wolf of sorts.

As for me, I'm below the 15th sibling, who's a parent.

Kentucky is the 15th state and was part of the westward expansion movement. You are Tennessee, both the 16th state and directly south of Kentucky.

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  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately I didn't know that much about the US colonies/states..But your answer seems to fit quite well! $\endgroup$ – Mark N May 27 '15 at 19:37
  • $\begingroup$ @MarkN Thank you. It doesn't surprise me that it's not the right answer; it doesn't fit well in a couple places. $\endgroup$ – jm13fire May 27 '15 at 20:35

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