Those who are really in earnest [about reform] must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation. . . (Susan B. Anthony, 19th-20th century women’s rights activist)
Anthony continues “. . . and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.” Many activists are adamant about their views and might be involved in significant controversy. It’s important advice to consider both the value and the consequences of your advocacy for a cause.
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more. (1 Corinthians 9:19)