If you are passionate about something, say it! We worry way too much about the thoughts of others. Telling the truth is far less harmful than the potential hurt to our ego. There are people that push limits, knowing that most folks won’t speak up, getting away with their words and actions.
When we wonder what happened, it is often due to ineffective communication, by those that fear retribution. The time has now come to put a stop to it. We owe it to the growth of others to let them know that what they do and say isn’t working.