Within many, there is a lack of it. Sad to say...
1 : unswerving in allegiance: as
a : faithful in allegiance to one's lawful sovereign or government
b : faithful to a private person to whom fidelity is due
c : faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product
Everybody now and days are complaining about how un-loyal folks may be, even myself. Why is it that over the decades the trust level and loyalty died? Don't get me wrong, people have always been somewhat "shady" or "untrustworthy" but why must we act negatively on that. Just because you're friend or family been that way towards you doesn't mean it is right for you to be spiteful. That just let you know that you need to let'em go. Which is even worse loyalty is misused as "even though my homie is in the wrong, ima still have his back". If anything talk him/her out of whatever is wrong. That would show that you are also being "loyal" to his/her future, not wanting to see'em fuck up their life. Opposed to being a "loyal" pen-pal for your prisoner friend or a "loyal" friend at their funeral. We all want to see our peers do better, right? I can honestly count down a good 20 people that are not kin, that have been a true friend to me. Others ,*shakes head*, I keep out of my life. An un-loyal person that strives for a friendship will most likely want what you have. Or is there to sabotage out of envy. Most won't catch it until chaos breaks loose and it's too late. Sad, but true. Last but not least, the most un-loyal actions are done within relationships. People just can't be faithful anymore. Everybody wanna "dog hoes" and "think like niggas" instead of being committed and loyal to their significant other. Don't waste my time if you're not putting in an effort to be faithful. Learn some self-discipline before you even speak of a wanting a boyfriend/girlfriend. But of course, once again, this my opinion of what loyalty is. Peace.