Love and Fidelity (Part I)

Every mentally or psychologically healthy human being wants to love and to be equally loved back.

This love can be platonic. It can be filial. And it can be intimate, as when two opposite sex consummate this kind of love in an ‘intimate’ sexual relationship. And when this is so, it is always expected that both partners in this intimate sexual relationship should be faithful to each other and limit their sexual partners to just each other. In other words, they are expected to demonstrate fidelity to each other.

The world asks for fidelity in everything that we do.

When you are applying for a job and the recruiters see that you seldom stay in a job for a long period of time, they will be hesitant to hire you because they want you to show fidelity to their organization and stay for a long time. So, if your resume shows a lack of fidelity by you to your previous employers, you may not get the job you’re looking for. Recruiters desire fidelity.

If for any reason you sign apartment contract and for any reason you break the lease – meaning you did not stay through the terms of your lease agreement and did not follow the stipulated legal means to terminate the contract – you may not in the life of you get the chance to lease another apartment by yourself. Renters want fidelity. Fidelity (working for long years for an employee) to an employee is smiled upon.

If you have a car note or a mortgage, and maybe due to financial challenges, you are not able to make your monthly payments on time. It will get on your credit report. And that will be very bad for you as a consumer getting other services that requires fidelity to agreed-upon contractual terms. Woe betides you if your car gets repossessed or your home gets foreclosed. That on itself will make it a very difficult task for you to be able to get a car note or buy a new house again. Because those financial institutions that finance car notes and mortgage lenders desires fidelity.

That is to say, the world, both secular and religious, desires, and most of the times, demands fidelity. Fidelity at paying your rent on time, or for the payment of any other consumer services that you signed up to that its payments accrues on a monthly basis. Services such as phone, cable, internet, credit card, car note, mortgages, insurances and so forth. Fidelity to making these payments on time determines how easy or tough life can be for you as a consumer. Because with demonstrable fidelity to your obligations, which in the United States is embodied by a good credit score, life will be easy for a consumer and providers of consumer services will be courting such a consumer to market their services to him or her at a very discounted rate. Because such a person possesses quality character. But if you do not have a good credit score, which most of the times are caused by bad personal choices, but can also be caused by vicissitudes of life, you are in for a tough run in life.

Have you ever tried working for the U.S. Government? The Q&A alone, besides your education background or work experience, will show you that fidelity is a coveted and widely appreciated quality to possess. It is a virtue.

To be continued…….

Author: Ezeocha Post

I am passionate about politics and the social challenges that faces our country. As a firm believer in the goodness of man, and at the risk of sounding naïve, I am convinced that when people of goodwill driven by gallant ideas come together to fashion out a better world, and pursue these ideas with energy and vigor, that somehow they will prevail. My blog will seek to provide a platform through which these gallant ideas can be birthed for a better and equitable world.

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