Is loyalty dead? Is it a good thing?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (9 posts)
  1. Josak profile image59
    Josakposted 7 years ago

    Is loyalty dead? Is it a good thing?

    When and where I grew up there were certain social rules one did not break, and certain expectations on a man, most important amongst these was loyalty, there were certain bonds that were never broken no matter what, especially when family, close friends and oaths were concerned,it was fully expected that if a family member or friend killed someone you would help them conceal it, if they were on the run you would shelter them and in a fight even if they were in the wrong you would watch their back, that sort of loyalty is disappearing and I wonder if that is good or bad.

  2. Catherine Kane profile image84
    Catherine Kaneposted 7 years ago

    Actually, when and where I was growing up, you were expected to be loyal to family and friends, but not to the point of doing things that were illegal or just plain wrong. "Doing the right thing" took precedence over blind loyalty.

    That's a good thing. The Nazis followed Hitler out of loyalty and look where that went...

    1. Josak profile image59
      Josakposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree to a point but I think certain bonds are unbreakable.

    2. Catherine Kane profile image84
      Catherine Kaneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'd say not always.

      If your child was a serial murderer, would you let him keep killing people because you were loyal to him, or would you turn him in to stop him?

      Loyalty's good, but not when it helps folks do evil things

  3. maxoxam41 profile image68
    maxoxam41posted 7 years ago

    It is. an interesting question! What would I do in a similar case? Since justice doesn't exist, I would think twice before sending family and friends to death row! Am I loyal? To a certain degree. If a murder was committed, I would weigh the pros and cons. Will I stay rational? That is the question.

  4. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    i don't think it has disappeared at all. i think what has happened is that there is so much going on these days, we just don't notice it as much.

  5. John Holden profile image61
    John Holdenposted 7 years ago

    Is it really disappearing?  How many murderers do you see handed in by their families? OK, some may slip under the family radar, but many can't possibly go unnoticed by close family and yet  . . .
    When a close family member does give up a murderer it is usually the stuff of head lines along the lines of "how could a mother blah blah blah."
    This degree of loyalty is probably wrong but watching out for family members whether they are in the right or wrong is natural.

  6. Attikos profile image73
    Attikosposted 7 years ago

    We live in an increasingly statist world, especially in America where the national state is becoming all but totalitarian, limited only by politics. The punishments for defying the state in order to follow a higher ethic are becoming harsher as the drive to eliminate dissent progresses. Concentrating authority, power and wealth in the hands of the political and cultural elite is the only bipartisan work underway in Washington. To preserve western civilization, your own family, your faith, i.e. the most important things in life, you have to decide whether you will goosestep along in the progressively more rigid line dictated by government or make a stand against its advancing fascism. Loyalty to your own is one of those higher values to be weighted in that decision.

    I would say it only appears that loyalty is dying. Millions of people are keeping it going in their daily lives. They just don't talk about it. To do so is to court attack from the statists.

  7. paul pruel profile image68
    paul pruelposted 7 years ago

    I still see that loyalty is still alive. Yes. It is a good thing to enjoy. If someone is loyal to his own, job, company, boss, family and friends etc. - more people will love him and respect him.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)