So true. Putting myself out there is hard sometimes and sometimes it doesn't work out, I get hurt, rejected, but its better than sitting in silence wondering, wishing you could tell that person how you feel.
Sometimes the "I would love to: see that person, do that course, get that body I really want, spend time by the ocean or out in nature, travel to that picture postcard place etc" . Becomes a distant memory. How sad is that? How sad it is to substitute
Quite possibly, this is the cruelest thing that you could do to someone. Particularly when you don't understand it or only know part of the truth (at best), anyway. Let people live; let people learn. (Those are not my words but well said.