"Loyalty" is a concept which is near and dear to my heart. I don't know if I'm the loyalest person I know, but I'm definitely at the top of the page. I think loyalty comes in layers; as in there are certain people it's easier to be loyal to than others. Let me explain.
The first group of people who I have the most loyalty to is family. My brothers, daughter, wife, and extended family, are folks I would die for without thought or hesitation. In my case, blood is INDEED thicker than water. Seems to me this was instilled in me from birth. It's always been that way. Pure love and loyalty.
On the next layer (or group) is my friends. Due in large part to social networking, I'm now able to be in touch with people I've known for most of my life. These people mean a lot to me! I can't say that I would die for all of them, but there are several I would in fact, die for. I tell myself that they know who they are, and I hope I'm right...
Next we have acquaintances. This is probably the largest group of all. It includes past co-workers, people I've recently met, folks I don't know too well, and those I do business with on a regular basis. I can be trusted to keep the secrets they share with me. I can also be trusted to be honest and forthright with such people. This is a challenge for me. I tend to move them into group number two, and later return them to group number three. It's like on some level they're constantly on probation.
Then we have those I'm NOT loyal to AT ALL. This includes men who wear suits all the time, Police, main stream media reporters, and rich people who don't share. My feelings toward these people border on disgust, and occasionally cross over that line.
Anyhoo... that's how loyalty breaks down in my mind. And we hope you've enjoyed the show!