Being loyal is a characteristic everyone desires from a friend. “As a person needs air to live, a friendship needs loyalty to live as well” –Anonymous. Loyalty is very important in a genuine friendship. Finding a loyal friend who shows true devotion isn’t easy. Friends trust each other and can easily share secrets. A good friend is always ready to help in any situation. Loyalty is a characteristic that one gains from another person. The depth of loyalty within a friendship or any relationship all depends on the time two friends have known each other. Loyalty is the foundation of any valued friendship; it should never be mixed in with business or for anything that gives one financial gain. The foundation of any relationship is based on loyalty. Friendships are usually started with similarities that two individuals share. From loyalty, other characteristics that friendships are built on are gained by characteristics such as trust, honesty, and love; which are all based on how loyal one sees to another. The more loyalty one gives to another, the better and more valued the friendship is. For example, in the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious, detective Brian O’Conner is out to get ex-convict Dominic Torreto for stealing electronic goods. Brian O’Conner goes undercover to gain the loyalty, trust, and respect of Dominic Torreto, the leader of the heist. O’Conner and Torreto become real friends by the end of the film and that is when Torreto finds out that O’Conner is an undercover agent. The movie ends with O’Conner letting Torreto escape from FBI agents. He let him go out of respect for their friendship. Being loyal to Torreto was more important to him than letting his friend being incarcerated. Even though they haven’t known each other for a long period of time, O’Conner is still loyal and that is what people seek from other people, loyalty. True friends shouldn’t mix personal affairs with business or for anything that gives one financial gain. In the 2011...
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