“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
When you stand for something with integrity, it is a way of saying who you are. If you are surrounded by people who constantly want to prove your stand wrong, let them go. The people who will stand by you and provide the support and guidance you need will be there for you.
If you really want to know who your friends are, make your stand and commitments known. Those who matter will still be standing there. The others will find a way to disappear.