Posted On: 2018-05-08
The idea of loyalty might seem a bit 'old fashioned' and might even conjure up images of knights in shining armor and loyal subjects bowing to a king or queen.
But what exactly does it mean to be loyal? As humans we rely on everybody working together; to a greater or lesser extent we all rely on other people so that we can live happily and healthily. We can see this from a global perspective where countries need to work together for peace and prosperity .... or from a city level ... or from a neighborhood level ... or from a family level where we work together as a team to get the best out of life that we can. Loyalty is one of the important core values that you can teach your children. Unfortunately, individualism is a common thing in today's modern society. Today many people care more about themselves than others and do what they like with little thought for other people. This is a very sad thing. For example, there are increasing numbers of adultery cases,which is a lack of loyalty to family and spouse. Also common in today’s society is vandalism and destroying of public properties, which is a lack of loyalty to your country. Also common in today’s world, there are increasing cases of cheating in the corporate world and white-collar crimes, which is a lack of loyalty and commitment to the organization that you work for.
Loyalty starts with us
Loyalty is like super glue that is really strong. It doesn’t come apart easily. When your friends or family go through difficult times, you can practice loyalty by helping them and finding ways to encourage them. Do not be a “fair-weather friend”—someone who is a friend only when everything is going well, but leaves as soon as trouble comes. A fair-weather friend probably will not be trusted. Practice loyalty and you will be a better friend, a better family member, and a better student!