Who in your life has been there for you, and fought for you? A mentor? A protector? Who put themselves on the line and risked something for you? Someone who pushed you to be something greater, or knew that all you needed was an opportunity?
"Beware Those Who Are ALWAYS READING BOOKS" - Bukowski
Hmm. I'm trying not to sound too negative but I can't recall anybody who has really put everything on the line for me. It hasn't happened to me yet and I haven't had the chance to do anything like that for anyone else either. But I have high hopes for the future.
My dad. Otherwise, can't say I''ve met one. I've met people who've tried to push me, not exactly "fight".. but I haven't gotten much from those type of people.. When push came to shove, I think they had little interest in relating personally. Their pushing was a "general" thing they did with anyone, which is cool and all.. but not my thing. Or... they were employers and in actuality, just looking for more and more production.
Well, I guess my mother, when she was pregnant with me and then gave birth to me. Pretty grateful for that. And I know the process was pretty traumatic for her.
Also my dad. When he stood by me when I was suffering through a very dark period of my life.
Other people, no. But then again, neither have I. Except for one time - for me kid sister.
EDIT: Shit, I almost forgot one person who's been there for me through my darkest times. And even though I put him through hell and humiliation, he still believed in me and stuck by me. My ex bf! Still have no idea why he stayed with me when I didn't even want to stay with myself, but he did and he helped me see the light.
He is a great guy, and we're good friends, but I fell out of love. The attraction was gone and we stopped having sex for about a year before I ended it, after 5 years together. I thought I was afraid of keep taking birth control and getting breast cancer, but I realize now that I was already gone.
EDIT: I think it would have taken me even longer to realize I wasn't in love anymore, if I hadn't fallen in love with someone else. The reason I ended it was because I felt so attracted to the guy I'm with now, I thought; I can't be in love with "the ex", if I feel this strongly about current bf.