You have to stick up for yourself in this world. People will take advantage of you. Even good people who might not even consciously realize they’re doing it. And some will do it deliberately. Either way, you’ve got to fight for yourself. But you have to do it intelligently, not emotionally.
There are times to take a stand. It’s not always clear when those times are. Sometimes we take a stand against things that are actually good for us. We get it wrong sometimes. The times for taking a stand are rare, so pick your battles.