October 22, 2004

Talking About Real Loyalty

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Again, surfing I found this story that moved me and thought I sould share it with you. I don't want to get philosofical, that is why I reserve my comments, but sharing the story is good enought for me.

The story is in spanish. I found it in this spanish blog.

Mi amigo no ha regresado del Campo de Batalla, señor. Solicito permiso para ir a buscarlo" dijo un soldado a su teniente. "Permiso denegado", replicó el oficial, "no quiero que arriesgue usted su vida por un hombre que probablemente ha muerto". El soldado, no haciendo caso a la prohibición, salió y una hora mas tarde regresó mortalmente herido, transportando el cadáver de su amigo. El oficial estaba furioso : "Ya le dije yo que habia muerto!. Digame: merecía la pena ir allá para traer un cadáver?" Y él soldado, moribundo, respondió: "Claro que si, señor!. Cuando lo encontré,todavia estaba vivo y pudo decirme : ¡Estaba seguro que vendrías!

Here is the translation:

"My friend has not returned from the front, sir. Permission to go and look for him", stated a soldier to his Lieutenant. "Permission denied" said the officer, "I don't want you to risk your life for a man that's probably already dead". The soldier, disregarding the order, went in search for his friend. An hour later he returned mortally wounded carrying his friend's corpse. The officer, furious said, "I told you he was probably dead". Now tell me, was it worth it to go and get his corps?". The soldier replied, "Yes sir, when I found him, he was still alive and could tell me: I was sure you would come".

Now, that is loyalty.