Are you protective of your brothers?

@tryxiness (4548)
Philippines
October 3, 2008 9:43pm CST
Last night, I dreamt of my younger brother, Erick John, It was quite vivid. He was doing some sort of punishment for himself for he did something wrong (or something like that). Then as he was about to burn his back (part of his punishment), he eventually got burned. I told him not to move or something. I even asked him why he was doing that, and I told him to stop thinking of punishing himself. I carried him despite the fact that he was taller than me and gave him first aid. I panicked that I even called my youngest brother to assist me in giving first aid. Then I woke up. As I was reflecting back, I knew in my heart that I would protect my brothers regardless of what. I wanted to spare them of hardship or of pain. I remember once, I saw my eldest brother's shirt was filled with blood, then I learned that an abusive police man slapped him on the face, we were around ten back then. It hurt me seeing the blood and at that very moment I wanted to "curse" the man. Erick John died five years ago, and it still pains me that he left us. He was knocked on a concrete floor by some guy. I still wish I was with him when the crime happened because I knew I would not let that happen to him. Same thing for my youngest brother, I would often be pissed off with her demanding girlfriend when the girl starts demanding like a b*tch! I wish I was and will be able to protect my brothers now that we're old. Are you protective of your siblings?
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
I'm so sorry to hear about your brother's fate, may he rest in peace. Being the eldest in the brood of 5, I am very protective of my younger siblings especially when we were still small. I always consider myself big enough to look after them especailly if they are bullied by other kids in school or n the neighborhood. It's not much these days because I believe they can take care of themselves aleady being professionals and matured enough to deal things themselves but I'm still keeping in touch with them to update myself of their well-being.
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
Thanks for empathizing. I guess, when we're all grown up we just tend to think of own businesses but when you tend to find time to think of memories you just can't erase the fact that the care you have for your siblings is there. :)
• United States
4 Oct 08
It's sort of the other way around, my brother's 30 and I'm a teenager, so sometimes it's that he's protecting me, but I try to protect him when I can.
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