We get on our soapbox like it's ours to own. Head held high, chin up, feet firm. We do not waiver. Pride is the fuel that ignites the passion. I call it something different. Something more patible to the self-esteem.
Even when standing up for what we think is right, there is a caution. Take heed lest ye fall. You (I) do not have the final answer in any matter.
God has, and always will have, the final answer... we are just instruments of His love and grace.
So remain true to your convictions. Stand firm. But never be ugly about it. It is simply not Christ-like. It's actually the opposite.
Hang up your gloves...