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Do You Know Where to Stand?

Ash has been writing since she was 10 years old. For her, she can inspire and inform others with it.

"Do you like pineapples as toppings on your pizza?”

Just something to inspire others.

Just something to inspire others.

If you ask that question, many people will have their own answers. Those who dislike pineapple on pizza claim that the two do not get along. They don’t like the taste. They stand for a pizza with toppings such as pepperoni or mushrooms; ham and cheese. But those who like it will eat as much as they can because they enjoy its taste, texture, and filling. Simply by selecting the toppings for your pizza, you are already making a stand.


So, where do you stand? Do you know where to stand?


Assume you've never had the pleasure of tasting a pizza. You were asked which is better, a pizza with pineapple or none at all. What are your thoughts? Are you willing to say yes and no? Why? Why not?


We all have different perspectives on various events, topics, and issues. It's in our human nature. To agree on one thing while disagreeing on another. No problems will be resolved because of it, but most problems are made because it exists. When two have a different take on a topic, how do you know if you're supporting the right one? Should there be a "right stand"? It is a very subjective matter to be in fact. Some may believe that the stand with the most people on it is usually the best group to be with, but this is not always the case.


So, where do you stand with all these people around you telling different things?


Taking a stand is not as easy as it seems. Have you ever wondered how we ended up on this particular side of a topic or issue? Consider our pineapple pizza situation. Consider yourself unsure of which side you want to take. How do you know whether a pizza with pineapple on it is tasty or not? Without even trying it. Simply by listening to other people's perspectives. What exactly are you going to do?


There are different things I can help you to do to pick which side you are on.


First, evaluate the circumstance.

Why is this topic even discussed? What are the advantages and disadvantages that caused people to agree or disagree on this topic? Earlier, there were several reasons why people dislike eating pizza with pineapple as a topping. These are the disadvantages for them. And for those who enjoy it, their reasons are their advantages. Try to put yourself in their shoes for a while. Looking at more practical matters, which side of the subject will benefit you and others the most? By analyzing the situation, take down notes of what you learned, together with the pros and cons of the issue.

Second, talk to the people who agreed and disagreed.

Ask them questions that pique your interest. You will have a better chance of understanding the entire story if you do this. By asking them, for example, it will be like eating a pineapple pizza vicariously.

If you want a more factual reason to take a stand, the best thing you can do is research. It will allow you to compare what you did in steps one and two.

Finally, think about it.

Why did you want to take a stand on that issue in the first place? Is it really affecting you? Make sure that the answer is not simply because many people have an opinion about it. Do not put any pressure on yourself to answer whether you agree or disagree with them. Make a stand because you want to be heard as well. That is the primary reason we have our perspectives and opinions in the first place.


So, do you want a pizza with pineapple on it? Take your time.


When making a stand, do not procrastinate. Make the most of the time you still have when you want to speak up. Don't let the number of people around you force you to answer yes or no and why questions. Learn to stand tall and proud.


So, where do you stand now?

Stand for what is right.

Stand for what is right.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2022 Ash Tree

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