In the battle of principles, it is not who you are with but who you are with your sets of principles. If you must join a crowd to rally behind a cause, then ensure that your voice is heard not only by those beside you but by yourself as well.
Many people commit mistakes by thinking that by pursuing a cause with the voices of other people, you effect your point.
To advance a cause you must be aware inside you that you are completely convinced by your own advocacy and not just mixing with the voice of popularity.
If I can not be true to my personal beliefs, then what right do I have to join a unified voice when I can't even hear mine?
Just an appeal to those who might want to silence me: DO NOT EVER DARE. I may be sweet and kind but I am not a toothless tiger for I bite.