But not a stranger?
I think not. If I break myself, who's gonna fix me?
Meh, sounds like an unhealthy relationship. If by this you mean parents who work hard for their children then I see it, otherwise it's a solid no.
Maybe not in every circumstance, but I think I would be willing.
In the spur of the moment, likely.
No. I would try to help them, but won't break myself in doing so.
I would have done it to save my wife before she died even though we were divorced.
For immediate family. They are first and foremost responsiblity.
In a very real sense, I have already done so twice. Unfortunately I couldn't "fix" them, but I did my best for them. I'd not hesitate to do it again.
Hats off to you.
Thank you, Vic, but I look at it as being just as, if not more, selfish than anything. Not only would I have had a problem living with myself had I done anything different, I desperately wanted them - unbroken, to be here with me today.
No, I am better off fixing myself first, I might then have a chance at understanding the method of the fix in order to be able to share it.