Loyalty is rare today. There was a time when a person graduated from high school or college, went to work for a company and remained there until he or she retired. They rarely considered a new position as they were loyal to the company and their boss. They would never consider a change unless something unfortunate occurred. Now people rarely stay at a job longer than a few years. Onward and upward with whomever will pay the highest amount is the new norm. The old Mafia certainly believed in extreme loyalty. If a person didn’t follow the rules, the consequences were dire. As we grew up we were taught that loyalty to family, friends and school was important. As we matured people and circumstances changed as did our loyalties. For many people money became their number one loyalty and principles, morals and ethics disappeared. There are hundreds of movies depicting this type of behavior. One of the main interfering factors in loyalty is rumors or gossip. Once they spread people choose to believe them without verifying the facts. Believing everything is the absolute truth is foolish. With fake news, individuals saying anything to get their fifteen minutes of fame, listening to all those lies is ridiculous. Once gossip or rumors spread life becomes difficult especially for teenagers. It is what leads to teenage suicides. In the Good Gus series loyalty was understood in all the stories among all the citizens of Pecos. The series is always available on Kindle worldwide. If a person questions your loyalty, let them know your thoughts immediately. For additional information regarding loyalty check out “Misplaced Trust” which is available 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster, Scribd and Tolino.