There are some people I've met that have this perspective of only doing what is necessary to get by, and will disregard their own necessities or wishes at the expense of others...
Do you hold to your convictions or do you fear making ripples?
Some people will do anything for an easy life.
Now me ! I like to stand my ground, but also I do realise that sometimes there has to be compromise, as we would all fall out if we were not prepared to reach a settlement on issues.