Should loyalty to family come first before everything else?

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  1. Sokol-1 Well-Known Member

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    This is a question that's been bothering me for a long time now, should loyalty to family comes first before everything else? that you should disregard all other loyalties such as towards your country, friends, neigbours etc.
  2. The Shaw Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second

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    Loyalty should be assigned to those you care about, or where it is worth it. So if your family fits those criteria, then sure.

    But that's just my belief.
  3. Spartacus Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree with shaw, your highest loyalty should be to whatever you care about the most.
    For me, family fits this. I care more about my brother or mother then my country.
  4. Romulus211 Proconsul

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    It really depends on how you feel. No one can tell you where your loyalty lies.
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  5. Viking Socrates I am Mad Scientist

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    Your loyalty is to the state and preserving its best interest at heart (or what you think are its best interest)

    *But really your loyalty is to whatever you care about I.E Your family
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    That would depend on what would bring the greatest longevity to your happiness.
  7. Viking Socrates I am Mad Scientist

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    What if its a deity?
  8. LampRevolt Well-Known Member

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    Then he'd be a happy idiot.
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    And who ever was representing that god would be a very very rich man, maybe with his own city.
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    Don't start.
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  11. Viking Socrates I am Mad Scientist

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    To late its only a matter of time.
  12. Melanthropist Well-Known Member

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    Y'know, you don't have to start shit for your own amusement.
  13. Viking Socrates I am Mad Scientist

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    Your right, but I have every right to do such If I see fit.
  14. LampRevolt Well-Known Member

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    You're*
  15. Viking Socrates I am Mad Scientist

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    You should know by my horrible grammar I am never going to correct that.
  16. Chelsea366 Retired Moderator

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    As has been said already, loyalty should be given to those you care about and respect the most. I am only loyal to my father as the rest of my family and I aren't that close but I am extremely loyal to my friends.
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  17. Anwrise888 Well-Known Member

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    Respect for your self first then loyalty to others second love for all last- (from a hypocrite)
  18. Viking Socrates I am Mad Scientist

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    All your loyalty is belong to us.
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    All your loyalty are belong to us.
  20. The Evil Major Well-Known Member

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    Your loyalty should (my mind) belong to the greater good of mankind.
    (Of course the greater good of mankind is, as a concept, open to interpretation)

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