“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???