00:00 Make a wish. I have serious insomnia and the clock just turned midnight, might as well write. FYI my wish is for more integrity in this jol.
We live in a world where self benefit is more important than integrity or loyalty. I think I have possibly posted a million quotes on loyalty, because it is something that is extremely important to me. Maybe because I invest so much of my time, network, energy and knowledge in people, that I kind of expect the same and plan around it. Life after all is about balance.
John Cena once said "When people show loyalty to you, you take care of those who are with you. It's how it goes with everything." or at least should go in my opinion. The only way people are going to start being more open and trusting of each other, is if they stop getting their fingers chopped off lending a helping hand.
People have become more concerned with how many likes and followers their content rack up not about how it was made and who ot effects. I think we are all so wrapped up in how things appear to be that we have lost the importance of how they are. We put so much value in where we are seen, what we are seen in, and what we are seen doing that we are existing in this weird world of topside living where we have no empathy for others and ONLY feel something when the same thing is done to us. We all hurting and causing hurt because of the same things.
I grew up with parents who had a serious problem with fence sitting. They believed and instilled in me that right is right and wrong is wrong if someone else wrongs another person you don't turn a blind eye or even worse support or work with that person, just because it was not done to you. It shouldn't matter if it makes you reach what you consider a goal quicker or because you get something out of it, integrity means more and this attitude of I don't want to get involved is the very reason the world is in the state it is.
I am not saying get involved in people's drama I am saying take a stand in life. Have a code of ethics and stick to it. I cannot imagine working with someone I know is unethical or shadey. I also do not need to be told anything I am in this industry long enough to see if someone has blatantly copied someone else's work, vibe, or poached someones contacts.
The only way to change is to make a change. We talk about women empowerment and girl power all the time. Every second comment is slay. However it is pointless being supportive in the comment section and shadey in life. We need to respect the way we each work, our rules of engagement. Respect the boundaries set in place and promises made when the agreement was made in the first place. We need to stop using people and then throwing them away once they have served their purpose for our journey or have opened enough doors. We need to stop giving people a reason to regret helping and protect the people that have helped us get to where we are, and in turn help them up.
Life is more than apperance. It is about finding depth, a place that will keep your heart and soul filled with light no matter how many years pass.
The right way is usually the long way but you learn and grow more.
Here is a few more peeps on loyalty:
My whole thing is loyalty. Loyalty over royalty; word is bond.. Fetty Wap
Work is love made visible. Gandhi
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. James Herriot
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. Zig Ziglar
Trust is a big word for me. Loyalty and trust, for me, are everything. It's the core of what I'm about and what the people around me hopefully are about. It's a certain thing that gives you a sense of security. It's the biggest factor in everything I do. Tommy Mottola
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