Criticizing the ‘If you don’t stand for something, you will wall for anything’ quote

Alexander Hamilton’s ‘If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything’, and the later adaptation by Malcolm X ‘A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything’, are quite inspiring. Basically, we can derive that people with no conviction constitute easy prey to be manipulated

But how do we know that what people apparently stand for, a perceived state of “convictions” and “values”, isn’t precisely the act of ‘falling for anything’ just because they didn’t stand for something in the first place?

Food for thought.

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