Ride or Die: Rethinking Your Framework

I hadn’t seen The Apprentice in a long time but tuned in a while ago to find comedian and actor Sinbad implied that teammate Brett Michaels threw him under the bus.

Loyalty is a virtue.  But it is wasted on those who don’t have your back.

African American culture validates loyalty.  The ride or die chick is a heroine.

Foreigners often value friendship and take it more seriously than Americans seem to.

But you can’t bring values from one framework into another and just assume that they will work in another.  Be loyal to those who have proven that they will be loyal to you.

Being loyal to someone else shouldn’t mean that you are consumed or destroyed.   (h/t Tiny)

Don’t scream Bible either.  It wisely suggests that we now waste our pearls before swine.

I learned this lesson the hard way in corporate settings.  Holding back criticism of others out of a misplaced sense of loyalty sometimes landed me in the elimination seat.  The truth shall, indeed, set us free.

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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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