Thoughts on loyalty….
I came to this realization not too long ago that helped me put relationships into perspective. This may or may not pertain to me, personally, but it’s something to think about. Think about the state of sports fans. Men I know who are die-hard fans of teams who’s players don’t even know them personally. But these men will not miss a game, rain or shine.. Or funeral. They wouldn’t miss one game. If someone (friend, acquaintance, family member) talked negatively about their team these men are quick to respond.. Even fighting words, curse words.. They defend their team to the end.. That team could be the losing team. They’ll let you down game after game. Loss after loss. No matter what flaws that team has, these fans have so much faith in their team. In the next season, so much loyalty to a team who knows not even his name.
But when you think about this same fan, and look at his family.. Would he defend his wife as quickly as he does his team? With the same emphasis as he does for his team? Get up and go, at a moments notice for his wife? When she fails or is lacking would he stay loyal as much as he does for his team? Would he embrace her background and honor her beliefs as much as he proudly displays his team colors and logos? Just thoughts…
This can go both ways. Loyalty is not complicated. But I believe it affects Love. I believe loyalty is the most important aspect of love. Others may have different values. But these are my thoughts..