“They’re Not Really Re-hiring Him, Are They?!?!”
I was driving into work the other morning, listening to my favorite sports talk show when one of the hosts said something about “Isiah Thomas returning to the Knicks.” “Nahhhh,” I thought — “that couldn’t possibly be right.” But, amazingly, it was true. This set me to pondering the question of “loyalty” (or perhaps, “blind loyalty”). Where does it stop being a virtue and become something else — something that, when taken to the extreme, can end up “doing no one any favors,” as the expression goes? And, taken far enough, can it really be a sign of hubris more so that a quality best exemplified by “man’s best friend”?