But as valuable it is, it can also be exceedingly rare. That is often the case in wartime and may also be true of some friendships. Family businesses are a commercial organization in which decisionsare influenced by multiple generations of a family. When your partner knows that what comes out of your mouth is powerful enough to move mountains if it had to, the sense of security and loyalty in the relationship rests on very solid bedrock. I pledge allegiance to the flag.
Disloyalty is more often associated with the self-serving or hypocritical abandonment of loyalty. Because such employees are generally considered disloyal, it has been common to characterize them as traitors, snitches, weasels, squealers, or rats. They do not capture the particularity of such obligations. Failures of loyalty often result in betrayal of B, sometimes to C. This raises the important question whether judgments about the worth of loyalty are reducible to judgments about the worth of the associations to which loyalty is given or the legitimacy of what is done as a result of them.
A political, economic, or social order resembling this medieval system. The issues of trust that are involved may be addressed and the relationship repaired. Like other executive virtues, it can become attached to unworthy objects—one may be a loyal Nazi or sincere racist. But without loyalty, families are broken and friendships are empty. In your opinion, what are the key characteristics of a loyal person? Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness to creep into our public thinking. You'll stick up for them in their time of need and even help them win their battles.
Receiving Grace He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness — the sense that is where we really belong. It is to this shared professional commitment that the lawyer is ultimately committed, not as a matter of mere sentiment but of deliberated choice. But no one who has ever found himself in need of a true friend can deny it is one of the most valuable gifts in the world. So we decided to give our Loyalheart a loyalty token, and here it is. Two key issues in the discussion of loyalty concern its status as a virtue and, if that status is granted, the limits to which loyalty ought to be subject. There is disagreement on this paralleling disagreements about the obligatoriness of promise keeping.
What do these definition prove to you? Not all servants could be there for king if he need them but servants will protects king if something attack to servants order to kill king. Even if we decide unwisely as did Robert E. One loyalty may trump another. For the most part, an association that we come to value for its own sake is also one with which we come to identify as mine or ours. Albert Bigelow Paine, New York: Harper. You can cope with the task by limiting your definition to a particular aspect of loyalty or looking at the concept from a completely new and even surprising angle. Williams obviously has a point, though even he concedes that such projects are not impervious to universalistic challenges Williams, 17—18.
But even though expressions of loyalty are not maximizing in cost-benefit terms , the decision to commit oneself loyally may be rational, for one need not indeed, ought not to enter into associations blindly, or—even when they are initially unavoidable as with familial or national ones —accept their demands unthinkingly. Then one day, we found that card while cleaning out an old wallet or the car glove box and laughed at carrying it around. There are those who, on the basis of their particular theory of virtue, deny that loyalty could be a virtue. If the type of institution is thought to be critical to human flourishing, then loyalty to it will be expected. In the more interesting case of a loyal Nazi whose loyalty expresses itself in anti-semitic forms, we could respond in one of two ways. We do not develop into the persons we are and aspire to be in the same fashion as a tree develops from a seedling into its mature form. Whom do you consider to be disloyal? You can complete the definition of your loyalty given by the English Definition dictionary with other English dictionaries: Wikipedia, Lexilogos, Oxford, Cambridge, Chambers Harrap, Wordreference, Collins Lexibase dictionaries, Merriam Webster.
In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart — the center of self-respect and human dignity. That had an interesting offshoot as monarchical feudalism lost sway: loyal subjects who were torn by the venality of sitting sovereigns found it necessary—as part of their effort to avoid charges of treason—to distinguish their ongoing loyalty to the institution of kingship from their loyalty to a particular king. The very definition of what it means to be a customer is changing. A political and economic system of Europe from the 9th to about the 15th century, based on the holding of all land in fief or fee and the resulting relation of lord to vassal and characterized by homage, legal and military service of tenants, and forfeiture. When Aristotle discussed the virtues, he argued for the importance of phronesis or practical wisdom in the application of the virtues so that they would not be deficient, excessive, or misplaced. The majority of you listed loyalty or being loyal as an essential characteristic for a friend.
Jeannie lives with her husband and 2 growing boys and a young dog, spending her free time cheering on distracted ball players and building epic Lego creations. I don't want a dictionary definition; I'd like, in your own words with examples or situational evidence as you so choose a definition of loyalty. Example of loyalty: I was lucky enough to make some wonderful, sweet, funny friends in elementary school that have stayed with me through the years. On this account, loyalty can be seen as a mechanism whereby we at least temporarily persist in our association with the institution or affiliation while efforts are made through giving voice to bring it back on track. My loyal friends and I do not mock each other. I have heard many business leaders brag about their loyal customers.
Loyalty, like sincerity, is an executive virtue, and its worth in a particular case is especially sensitive to the value of its object. We are social creatures who are what we are because of our embeddedness in and ongoing involvement with relations and groups and communities of various kinds. Defining characteristics are direct ownership of resources, personal loyalty, and a hierarchical social structure reinforced by religion. I think he has a point. Think of it as the other person holding a piece of you and you of them, and neither of you — no matter what happens — will permit harm to come to those pieces. On a simpler note, my son thinks everyone is a friend worth having and doesn't notice when he is mistreated.