The fidelity It is the union of two living beings regardless of the consequences this may bring. The term comes from Latin fidelitas and also allows reference to the accuracy or punctuality in the execution of a action .
Fidelity is the virtue for fulfill a promise . When two people get married they promise fidelity. It is an agreement that involves a series of responsibilities and should not be violated by either party. Promising is a commitment as it is decided what will be done in the uncertain future.
The faithful person is the one who keeps his promises and maintains his loyalty even with the passing of weather and the different circumstances. Faithfulness involves following a life project that was established from the act of promise.
Faithfulness in a marriage can be a moral obligation (Those who are married in a religious rite must obey the mandate of God ) or legal (when is the State the one that certifies the union). Therefore, those who are unfaithful can be punished according to current regulations. In ancient times, there were even corporal punishment and torture of the infidels.
In the married life the concept of fidelity is very devastated; There are those who believe that the human being is not naturally monogamous so the attempt to establish a stable life with another person for life is to go against his nature, this would explain why it is so common for couples to last little and that the concept Family has changed so much in recent years. Possibly, the day the human being accepts that he was born to be free and don't get tied up and structure for so many ideological barriers , the concept of fidelity in a couple will disappear.
When transcending the relationship, fidelity is a virtue that is born from the respect for the trust that a person places in another. Not only should you be faithful in the love , but also in friendship and duty, for example.
In friendship one of the characteristics that is most valued is fidelity, which is linked to the acceptance of the other as it is and the understanding and company that expects nothing in return, which only occurs with the sole desire to share life with another person.
It should be noted that it is known as high Fidelity to the very faithful reproduction of sound, that is, of very good quality.
Differences between loyalty and fidelity
Although they are often confused, these two concepts clearly differ in the object that promotes them.
The fidelity It is related to trust and unconditionality towards a person while the loyalty is the staunch follow-up of a cause. You are loyal to socialism but you are faithful to someone.
On the other hand, it is considered that a loyal person is not one who agrees on everything exposed by another to whom he loves and respects, but who likes to confront and express their ideas in the face of a cause , without betraying but always speaking clearly on the issues.
Sometimes, there may be cases of people who are loyal but not faithful, who believe in a cause but not in the person; for example, a person may feel identified with a family life project but not absolutely trust who accompanies it.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that, although it is believed that these concepts were created by humans, animals also manifest them and often in a much purer and more real way than human beings.