“Loyalty cannot be blueprinted. It cannot be produced on an assembly line. In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart.”

I read the above quote and thought how true it is. I am a true believer in loyalty and I will do any thing to remain loyal to my friends, family and employer and in return I expect the same. It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. So what irks me is that people will say “I will always remain loyal to you” then why is it that at the last minute, they will ditch you because they would rather spend an evening out partying then with you as pre planned. Why do people promise to be loyal for life, pledge to maintain friendships for life then not bother to keep in touch for weeks on end due to sheer laziness? I know in this day and age life is a rollercoaster, but surely its possible  to snatch a few minutes here and there to maintain that all important friendship, or make that all important call .A few minutes is all that is needed or is it just indolence??

I am thinking, are my expectations too high of what I consider is loyalty?? I know that you can’t force people to sustain relationships and you can’t compel people to maintain friendships, it all has to come from within. I guess I believe that we ourselves have to have that “something” within, a “force” or an “aura” that draws loyalty from the opposite person, a characteristic of some sort that wants them to keep in touch to be loyal to be there for you. Maybe we ourselves are to blame for the lack in loyalty from the opposite person; maybe it is us that are deficient in making that lasting impression on that person to entice them towards us???

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  1. Just 2 words “Be Yourself”.

    Dont give a damn what others think. You be what you are. Because those who matter dont mind and those who mind dont matter..!!

  2. nice post…but I beg to differ..layality, if I am right is present in animals even more thn us humans..say, a dog is more loyal thn us…..
    as per the force n aura..its the personality..the charm of us tht attracts..

  3. No, I don’t think it’s that. I believe, it’s the fact that a relation isn’t give and take in Equal portions. It’s not fair to expect as much as you give since it’s not necessary that someone cares As much for you , as you for them. If that’s true then it’s all well and good, but usually that’s not so…

    On the other hand, it’s about priorities. You may be willing to put friendship, love before anything else you might want for yourself, but for other’s priorities usually differ.

    Also, for most people , it’s just out of sight , out of mind !!

    I might sound cynical but it’s the truth I’ve learn over time, giving much, much more than I should have. But don’t worry… In this world, there’s always someone who loves you more than you love them, so it’s all balanced out in the end 😀

  4. Oh jee, sahi kaha. loyalty comes out of the heart. and it doesnt have to be bought. if you feel you would be loyal for somebody, then so be it.

    as they say it comes from within.

  5. This is too complex….
    I think we should do what we feel is right…
    and be concern for some of the person who are closest to us…
    We cant satisfy everyone around us…
    We should try to live our life the easy way…
    Do more…expect less… 🙂

  6. Well i believe if we are loyal to someone, and that someone isnt loyal in return, its better to keep a safe distance. No use expecting too much of em

    Having said that, you shouldn’t be loyal to someone only because you want loyalty in return. Loyalty is meant for those who’re worthy of it


  7. hey really true yaar..
    i also do ask myself is ter anything called loyalty..
    people are never the same.!
    anyways..check this post of mine

  8. Be Loyal to the Royals! lolzz

    Never expect anything from anyone and u will nvr be wrong

  9. “Loyalty cannot be blueprinted. It cannot be produced on an assembly line. In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart.” — That’s so true.

  10. doesnt matter wat others think……. always be loyal 🙂

    If u be gud ppl will also be gud to u !

  11. it was nice
    you have a good blog

  12. Loyalty…. Avery touchy topic…! But it all depends on the kind of relationship u have with the person in question, the individuals n their priorities.Again,situations n circumstances also play a major role..
    Nice blog.

  13. Very nice.I like ur clean writing style.
    Thanx fr this wonderful post.

  14. Why do people promise to be loyal for life, pledge to maintain friendships for life then not bother to keep in touch for weeks on end due to sheer laziness?


    technology makes us lazy
    we have auto reponse even in emails..

    i think dependence on soo many things to sort out issues takes the human touch outta it

  15. Loyalty, relationships, friendship n others just prop up of its own. It cannot be induced. As u told, sometimes we over-expect something from others mistaking it to be loyalty. Itz nice that you’ve given a thought abt this topic. 🙂

  16. Expectations Make you want,want more every time.the least expectant is the most happy…

  17. Loyalty matters. I understand. But who is Loyal in this Kalyug?

  18. hi,

    I am Kartik Srinivasan and it was great reading your post on loyalty. I do agree that the world is a mirror and it does back what u do it for them. I feel its we who should get it out from them.

    Good one keep posting.

  19. Instead of promising someone and then backing off at the last moment, one should learn to say NO! Sometimes people say YES because they can’t just say NO, happenes to me many times.

  20. This is such a Dil se post…! 🙂
    Loyalty should come from within…when forced, it can take 2 turns..the right or wrong…right is fine…wrong makes it all not worth the effort!
    In the longer run, loyalty pays…but these days ppl dont believe in long term thingy…be it investment, job or (sadly) even relationships/friendships!

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