True to your beliefs
September 10, 2011 7:52pm CST
Do you stand strongly behind your beliefs even when you are in the minority and alot of people mock you or do you keep it to yourself to keep the peace? I used to keep quiet rather than stand up for my beliefs, but not any more. Now I stand firmly behind what I believe.
• United States
15 Sep 11
thanks for responding. I stand up for what I believe in too. Sometimes people can be cruel when they dissagree but I dont let it get me down. I do feel that everyone has a right to their beliefs and they dont have to agree with me but I expect them to respect my right also.
• United States
16 Sep 11
While we're on quotes here (I see an above poster has posted one), another great one comes from Winston Churchill. He said, "You've got enemies? Good. That means you have stood up for something sometime in your life." Also, as country singer Aaron Tippin's working man's anthem goes, "You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything..." I am honestly not a very opinionated person in social situations. I used to be more outspoken but I think the fact that I have very thin skin put an end to that. I am used to being in the minority among those around me when it comes to beliefs/points of view, etc. That doesn't mean I will change so readily. Only experience and logic can make me change my mind about anything. I am rock solid in my every thought, sometimes so much so that it is almost frightening. I still never waver though. This is all usually in silence and occasionally in writing and my performances and artwork as I do not enjoy debates/heated discussion.
12 Sep 11
I stand for my beliefs. I once had to fight me free and payed a very high price for that. If I would give up my beliefs now just to fit into the group or keep the peace I would give up myself. Which is the worst thing I can do. It's me I have to live with not with the others.
• Puerto Rico
26 Sep 11
No...not really. Just today my friend at school was badmouthing my bff and I badmouthed my own bff a little bit too due to the pressure but I didn't really want too... I feel horrible and tomorrow I will walk to my so called friend and defend my bff. I'm gonna tell my bff what I did and that I'm sorry.