When I was younger, I recited the Pledge of Allegiance in school every day. I didn’t really know what it meant or how significant of a promise it was, but I stood with my hand over my heart and uttered those 31 words while looking up at the American flag. As I’ve gotten older, I finally realize what those words mean and how important loyalty is.
Loyalty is a quality to be admired and sought after. We look for mates who promise to be faithful and devoted. We lean on our friends who’ve “got our backs” when we need a little support. We praise pets, particularly dogs, for being by our side through thick and thin. We expect people to be loyal, but what about companies?