What I came up with is the following:
If it were between me and Osama you can bet I'd let him 'take the bullet' ;-p
Generally speaking, I care about others a great deal - but I also have boundaries which dictate just how much I will sacrifice and for what purpose.
* For a worthy cause (like to save a life) - I'd lay down my life for almost anyone
* For those closest to my heart - I put their needs ahead of my wants
* What my son needs comes ahead of what anyone else in my life needs - except when I need to take care of my health really badly. Then he has to do a holding pattern til I am up to it. I can't take care of him when I am not functioning. If I were married hubby would come ahead of, but not at the expense of, my son.
I think you get the picture.
So, when it comes to who you care about, and just how much, in relation to how much you care about yourself - where do others fit in?
In honor of the question, a little musical support:
You Mean the World to Me