Do you think that standing up for what's right makes you popular

United States
May 11, 2010 7:23am CST
People who do things that are unjust or wrong will definitely ask this to disappear; but don't you think that standing up for justice and right makes you unpopular? People want to silence the person who reveals their corruption Are you strong enough to speak out for what's right no matter what? Or are you not strong enough?
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
11 May 10
Excellent point little; I feel that honesty is the best policy. I know that sometimes standing up for what is right can make you very unpopular with some but even more popular with others. Often times those why find ones speaking up as less favorable are those in authority, supervisors and such, as well as those one may be speaking out against. In any case, regardless of reprocussions, it is the right things to do in my opinion. I am strong enough to speak out for what's right, no matter what, yes. Corruption isn't something that I will tolerate. If it is within my power I will speak out in hopes to reveal what is wrong in order to present a chance to make it right. At least stop it. I know others who do the same. Often times there are repercussions, mostly emotional due to verbal lash backs. As long as one's life isn't threatened as a result, I would promote speaking up.
• United States
11 May 10
It takes a strong person to stand up for what's right Thanks for your excellent post. I agree with all you have written. I think that those with power, those who hold some office or position of authority, should be ready to speak up for what's right.
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
18 May 10
It does take some backbone to speak up for what is right little, thank you for your comment. For sure that people in any position of authority should be ready to do so as well. I think in cases where people just don't is either because they don't want to get involved for what could be a number of reasons, or they are not up for any of the possible repercussions from standing up for what is right!
• Malaysia
4 Jun 10
sad to say that one never gets popular when one stands up for what is right. money buys popularity, power draws popularity, ethics seem to be the kryptonite that keeps popularity away. there's not many politicians & leaders who got popular by doing what is right...
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• United States
6 Jun 10
Well, I think there are really good politicians. I am not thinking politics by this post. I am thinking closer down to our level. In judges altering parking tickets while they let go those who should have had some discipline.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
24 May 10
There are a couple of sayings that fit what you are saying. One is "For evil to prevail is for Good Men to do nothing." the other is "If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything." We have to stad up and speak out for what we beleive.
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• United States
6 Jun 10
I agree. I think there are many things that could have been diverted if people who had power would have nipped it in the bud. Sometimes, flashing bills blinds the eyes of the powerful to the reality of the danger that lurks. Closing one's eyes to crime is never a virtue; yet, for some doing so means a big payday!
@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
15 May 10
One of the things I am most suspicious of is the idea someone's voice or some view point should be silence(d)! Second suspicious thing to that is the "there is no argument" argument.. both of those make me highly suspicious and cynical. I just never buy it that there is only one opinion, viewpoint or way of looking at something.. Except for things like, murder, mass murder, child abuse, etc.. but otherwise, never tell me the debate is somehow over and one view rules supreme, cause I don't buy it, that simply tells me one viewpoint is trying to silence the other, because the other's arguments are too good! And yah, people do not love ya for that!
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• United States
16 May 10
WE survive though despite the haters and those who choose to follow the quick road that leads to the Fiery Pit.
@ByronEA (109)
• United States
11 May 10
My question is, who cares about popularity? I do whats right without worrying about what other people think. What others think of me does not keep me up at night or anything. In fact, what does keep me up at night is if i do something that wasn't right. But too many people have a middle school mindset. "We gotta be popular so all the other kids will like us!" Puh-lease!
• United States
12 May 10
You are very right in penning it " a middle school attitude" In our day, however, there is such a thing as money and many times money is passed from hand to hand in order to set free the bully, or condemn the innocent. Whoever has the most money is usually the most powerful .. It's a crying shame that this is how it is. Walmart uses 3rd world workers to stock their stores and put out commercials saying they are doing a mark down. You get to the store and it's in a great disarray and the markdowns are sitting upside down. I what corporations are honest?
@owlwings (41903)
• Cambridge, England
11 May 10
I think that it's important to stand up for what you sincerely believe, regardless of how unpopular it makes you. On MyLot (and in the real world), what you say may make you unpopular but you must always ask whether the people who are most vociferous are really worth what they say. If there is any doubt, then you must try to discuss (not argue) with them and come to some conclusion.
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• United States
12 May 10
I agree whole heartedly with you . Thing is; people who should be doing the right and standing up for those who have no voice do not. People like to sweep things under the rug because it's the more convenient thing to do. I am ashamed of a legal system that keeps silence simply because it's the easiest thing to do.
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
11 May 10
I personally could care less if standing strong and standing up for what I believe in makes me popular or not..My life and purpose in life isnt to win some popularity contest...If ppl dont like my beliefs or the fact that I defend, speak up about/for etc things that I feel strongly about thats THEIR issue NOT mine...
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• United States
11 May 10
It takes a strong person to write or speak as you have written. I hope you will stay this way always. If we would have more people like this there would be less problems in our world..Keep up being who you are ..Take care.
@syankee525 (6293)
• United States
11 May 10
i always stood up for what i think is right, and i am always honest with everyone. ive been told by friends this is why they like me, because i stand up for what's right and i keep it honest with everyone no matter if they like what i got to say or not
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• United States
11 May 10
This is the way to be; yet people think so much about their good name many times they will let another be hurt instead of point out a wrong.. They are afraid of what others will say. I have experienced first hand from someone I thought was a friend this in action: Someone said to me once.. " I don't want to say anything, because I don't want to be a snitch, I may need a favor somewhere on down the line" Even though what this person saw was wrong and they knew this beause of their field they chose to keep silent because they may need a favor "on down the line"
@BethannTT (222)
26 Jul 10
I lawyas stand up for what i believe in and because of this i have alot of 'enemies' they just dont like that i can stnad up for myself which i find really bizarre. most people follow a certain set of rules when it comes to these things, like religion, i believe that its jsut somethin for the weak people to follow so they are sure on certain subjects.
• India
8 Jun 10
I have taught in colleges for over 40 years, handled a lot of non-cooperative people that worked under me and were my boss, but i always protested the injustice, in many instances i was considered unpopular, i never bothered.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor