Note as the OP: I apologies in advance for anything that is American centric.
Loyalty to to political party: There are many differences of opinion within an individual party, yet people say, "I am a republican!" or "I am a
democrat!" as if that tells someone exactly what political beliefs you hold. Far to often do I see people change their own beliefs because the
political party they associate with has changed their views. I have heard one to many a person claim that they were for or against something when Bush
was in office. Yet, their view has switched since Obama has been in office, even though Bush and Obama took the same stance on the issue in question.
And please, tell me, what is so wrong with admitting that the opposing political party could be right on something. People are so loyal to their
party, that everything their party does is right and everything the other party does is wrong.
I can't even grasp aligning myself with a particular party. I can side with one party on one issue and a different party on the next. (I won't get
into the fact that it is all an illusion here)
Loyalty to sports teams: Players change, coaches change, the structure of the team changes. The team might have the same name, but it isn't the same
team. You are not apart of the team. Cheering for the team isn't going to make the players play any better, yet people will fight each other and even
kill in the name of sports team. What happens when you think someone from the rival team is a better player than someone from your team? Can you bring
your self to support them on merit versus team name? You so proudly advertise that you support a particular team as if that actually makes a
Brand loyalty: Ok, I can understand this on when it comes to food to a point, because I may find one tastes better than the other, but when the recipe
changes, I may pick something else up. Things like clothing lines or models of cars, I just don't get. Different items of clothing, even in the same
brand are made different, fit different, and more often than not, are made using the slave labor of an 8 year old child. Yet people don't care because
the name carries prestige and makes them cool. Who cares if the quality has gone down in the last 5 years and none of it fits you properly.
And cars, I hear people say they will only buy a certain type of car. Now I can understand if that particular brand is know for it's quality, but
when the manufacture has started producing unreliable vehicles, and another company has vehicles that out preform the company you are so loyal too,
Country loyalty: The extreme, "my country is #1 and all other country's suck." attitude makes no sense to me. First of all, unless you moved here from
another country by your own volition, then you really had no say in the fact that you ended up in the country you live in. And guess what, some
country's do certain things better than your own and some do things worse. Every place has their pros and cons.
Loyalty to people who share the same skin color: Why not hair or eye color. What makes on color of skin superior or inferior than the other? You
know what , from no one I am going to agree with everyone who has the same eye color as me right or wrong. and if someone who has the same eye color
as me starts behaving like someone with a different eye color or wears colored contacts, I am going to accuse them of betraying our eye color.
Loyalty to neighborhood: Ok this one just baffles me period.
Loyalty to your high school: You graduated how long ago? If you went in there today, would anyone know who you were? This isn't something that was big
where I grew up, but I hear that is a big deal in other parts of the U.S.
Loyalty to family: If your family has earned your loyalty, then yes, but if they are toxic and back stab you then what makes blood more important
than a friend who has stood beside you more than they ever have? What ties a family together, where to the bonds of loyalty come from? I am guessing
it is a choice, but why? Outside of children depending on their parents, there is no magic string that connects one person to another because they
share some DNA. What cause one set of sibling to always stick by each other and another set to hate each other? It is the bond or lack of bond of
friendship not blood. So why he loyalty at all cost that some people have, even with toxic family?
edit on 10-7-2014 by calstorm because: (no