And so you’re born into this world, into your family, and immediately a special bond is formed, a bond like no other… As your parents take turns passing you back and forth just to get enough of your cute self and fill you up with their love, and just stare at the wonder of you, of life, of something they have created with love. They’d do anything for you!
Which brings me to… how did this special bond come about? Why is it only for certain people, why not include all people? Does it stem from genetics, instinct, expectations, or is it merely time we spend with these amazing people we love and drive crazy at times? what is it and how did it form?
Imagine, just for a moment, What would this world be like if we had this strong bond, strong loyalty for ALL people? Would the world be better, more pleasant, if everyone felt loved, cared for, helped in times of need, if they felt supported, accepted, honored for who they are?! what if?…
So what is this loyalty, this bond I write about? Let me explain… The bond you feel for your family, some close friends as well, is the most treasured bond of all. These are the people you’d starve for just to make sure they’ve eaten, these are the people you’d stay up all hours of the day and night to make sure they were safe as they slept, these are the people you’d die for just to know they’d survive… That’s a deep love don’t you think? You put them on a pedestal, they’re your prized possession, they’re a part of you.
The Argument Is
Whether the family loyalty is genetic or not? you see this special bond is more pronounced between family members more so than any other relationship, and we know that family is based on genetics. Even though some people have, not so great, parents they still love them and want to be accepted, and have attention from their most loved ones no matter how much hurt is between them. An absent father or mother has an impact on a child, they are missing that bond. The instinct most parents have to protect their young until they are old enough to be on their own, is amazing and quite similar to this loyalty I speak of. BUT at the same time, you could argue that it has nothing to do genetics, because not all families experience this, some families are doomed from the beginning, were they lack compassion, love, and loyalty. Also, an argument against genetics is that some people are not related at all and still feel this loyal bond among each other… it’s interesting to think about, don’t you say?!
This post was not meant to answer this question for you all, but rather to get you thinking…This loyalty that so many try to pinpoint into one accurate answer is troublesome… Maybe there’s not one answer for this question, and that’s okay… Maybe this is left to the beholder, to think for yourself, your opinion is neither right or wrong, but I’d sure like to hear it… what do you think of loyalty, simply a moral taught from generation to generation, OR a genetic bond, OR anything else you come about, what’s your perspective on this topic… please share in the comments.
For more information on LOYALTY check out the Stanford Encyclopedia, click here
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I hope you all have a wonderful bond with someone special in your life, and if you don’t… I’ll be there for ya!
Take care and see you next post you amazing readers of TwinCitiesView
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