I attribute my voracious book reading, movie watching and music listening habit to my first girlfriend.
Not because she was an inspiration to me.
But because she was an absolute fucking bitch who repeatedly belittled me for not being well-read nor culturally aware, and chastised me about how slow (of thought) and uneducated I was at the time.
*sigh* The crap we are willing to tolerate when we are
young, stupid and in love.