Life was unfair to both, like everyone else. One decided to pay it forward, like many. One decided to protect others, like some.
"When do you know it is ego and when it is self-respect?" asked a friend. "When you don't regret it later, it is self-respect. Otherwise, ego," replied I. "Great one! I will think over this," she said. While the advice-seeker appreciated the eloquence of the advice, little did she know that it stemmed from the [...]