Stands in life usually don't work. Every time I've taken a stand in business, to a boss, or personally, it seems to backfire. For instance, when spoken to insultingly and childishly by a boss, I stood up for myself and eventually he fired me. I had written a letter to the board and spoke eloquently and convincingly, and many people agreed with me. However, eventually my boss just fine tuned his skills and was sharpened by my opposition. The board sided with him because at his job he was willing to do all the work that they didn’t want to do. The people who were behind me did nothing and I was out of work. It was hard to replace this job with an equal one. I paid for my stand, and although I was right and did a good thing, I was the one who suffered.