We often throw around words like “traitor” and “betrayal” when someone does something to betray us. We often feel like their disloyalty is upsetting.
But how often do we ask if we’re being loyal to them? Loyalty is actually a two-way street, a relationship that must be nurtured and fostered from all parties involved.
An uprising from the peasants to overthrow a king who hoards food and lets his people starve isn’t disloyalty. The king wasn’t loyal to his people, so why should his people be loyal to him?