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Loyalty in a Friendship

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 03:30 AM
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Well first of all, friendship is a “two way” relationship between people.

A friend is not someone that is always there for you when you need help, but someone that you are always there for when they need help. If someone you call a friend is always on your doorstep when they need your help but are nowhere to be found when you need their help, that’s not a friend.

Friendship carries with it the responsibility to always treat the relationship with consideration and it is never to be abused.

I think this means a friend would never ask something of you that goes against your code of beliefs, or sense of judgment. In the same way neither would you make such a request of your friend.

This demonstration of friendship is shown in the movie “The Sandlot,” when Benjamin prepares to jump the fence to get Smalls baseball and Smalls tells Benjamin he does not have to do it.

Trust comes into a friendship when your experience has shown that the other person acts with consistency and never seeks to harm you and you have also come to know that, within the structure of your friendship, they will always be up front and honest with you.

Respect comes as a result of what a friendship is. It is acknowledgment to the value of the friendship.

So, where does the concept of loyalty come in?

I think it is based on your knowledge of the person to whom you are loyal. That person has always been honest with you, at least in the areas of your loyalty. Your loyalty is thereby earned.  

Loyalty presumes good intensions instead of fearing bad ones and never will accept the worst grounds without first asking and giving a chance for an explanation.

Every person has habits that others may find disagreeable, but that’s just the nature of humanity. Loyalty allows us to...


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