Fair Weather Friend

I find myself tested in the area of loyalty most when my reputation is at stake. I am a Laker fan and it’s usually good to be one but every once in a while, the Lakers don’t do well. Am I a fair weather fan that only pulls for my team when they win or do I stick it out during the Sedale Threatt era (the time between Magic and Kobe)? Sports loyalty is trivial but it can be an analogy for my loyalty in other areas. Am I a fair weather friend? Do I step away from a teammate to make sure I don’t get struck by the lightning that I sense is coming thier way? Do I speak up when others talk about them when they are not around? Is saying nothing a betrayal? Perhaps not, but what would I want them to do for me if the circumstances were reversed? The golden rule applies here…every time.

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