How Do We “Stick to Our Guns” Despite Massive Opposition?

When President Reagan gave a speech in Berlin, during June of 1987, he wanted to use some forceful words to make a point about the Berlin Wall. Most of his advisors thought some of the words he planned to say should never be said in public. Reagan disagreed.

As President of the United States, Reagan was in a position of power. He used the words he’d been urged not to say. But what happens in our own lives, when we really believe it is important to express an opinion which others may oppose but we think has to be expressed?

If we’re convinced it’s the right thing to say, how do we “stick to our guns” - and say it - despite the opposition of others, including our friends?

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