People who stand up for something may not necessarily make sense for others. It all boils down to upbringing and logic. The manner of living a person does may seem unorthodox for people who are accustomed to the standard way of life. But if you look around, the success people for instance, you will find that people living differently have made successful moves as far as their lives are concerned.
We cannot force people to believe in our philosophies. To them, we seem like crazy persons. But while many would laugh or downgrade you at first, it is quite funny to think how most of them would turn around after some years, forget about the past and look up to you as if they believed you from day one. In short, standing up for something may lead to you being a “somebody” in the future and this is regardless on whether you are pertaining to career, business or stature.
Weird as it may, the best way to define this kind of philosophy is trust and proving your worth. People have their share of being famous later on in life even if others would feel that they are crazy and don’t fit in. Perhaps you don’t fit in because you are part of the elite people who are different from the normal person. But the price to pay for it is becoming ignorant of the normal society. It is choice of sticking to your principle or giving up on it because others force you to.