What Happens When We Take a Stance Just for the Sake of Taking a Stance?

June 30, 2014 12:50 PM

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What Happens When We Take a Stance Just for the Sake of Taking a Stance?

And we should be -- it's important to formulate opinions, to challenge belief systems, to fight complacency, and to open up an inclusive dialogue, whether or not we want to. No great and necessary change has ever come about without someone (or many someones) standing up and making their opinion, however unpopular, known. We take individual stances because we live in a country where we have that luxury, and that responsibility.

It's important to take a stance and, yet, we must ask ourselves at what point merely "taking a stance" is more of a detriment to society than an expression of one's personal and independent beliefs. When is taking a stance something other, something more maleficent, than using one's voice because so...

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