"THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR CHARACTER IF OPPORTUNITY CONTROLS YOUR LOYALTY"
One of the most important traits in a friend, colleague, family member, or partner is loyalty. When I was working at Paul Simon, my boss (god rest his soul) had left some extremely sensitive financial documents on the copier. Paul's manager stormed into our office and asked who'd done it. My boss wasn't there at the time and I said it was me. When my boss returned he told Paul's manager it was, in fact him. I was completely willing to take the hit for him. From that day, he knew I was a loyal soldier, as did Paul's manager. Learn to be loyal and stand by and up for your people.