Loyalty: n. intense attraction to a goal(s) which is frequently a human(s) and/or organization(s) which is frequently devotion with love but sometimes devotion without love
You can be loyal and devoted to offspring, spouse, friend, boss, political party, religion, country, and a cause such as the conservation of wildlife. Your loyalty will be tested when the human or organization does something immoral which may turn your love into dissatisfaction and even hatred for that human or organization.
Some become so dependent on a relationship that one case of adultery may not damage it permanently or one unfavorable decision by your boss may not cause you to quit because you are so dependent on the job. You may still remain loyal to a bad spouse or bad boss but not love them for being humans no longer worthy of admiration and respect.
Loyalty, devotion, and love make for a powerful motivating force in life but it can get very uncomfortable and dissatisfying when love is lost and you are forced by circumstances to remain loyal and devoted without loving the human or organization because of immoral actions.
Loyalty to a profession causes doctors, lawyers, and other professionals to ignore malpractice by their peers to the detriment of their organization. Loyalty to a spouse may continue despite adultery because of a fear of losing social status and cause one to live in fear of abandonment and jealous misery.
Loyalty is an admirable trait only if it is given to deserving moral humans and organizations. Tyrants also have loyal followers but that does not make the followers just or desirable humans in society. Many criminals are loyal to their criminal organizations but that does not make their loyalty desirable for society.
Loyalty is neither good nor bad but depends on whom or what you are loyal to. If you find immorality in someone or something then try not to be loyal to them if you want peace of mind and lifelong satisfaction.
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