I hate being timid and non-confrontational. I hate not knowing how, or not having the courage to speak up when someone is hurting or confiding in me. So many people are hurting and I can't seem to help them no matter how much I wish I could, sometimes I just can't get the words out. I want to knock some sense into people, help people better themselves, but being timid stops me before I can even get a word out. What if they don't like what I say? What if they want to argue with me? What if they hate me for what I say? These questions stop me before I can say anything. I want to speak up when my friends are making bad decisions, but I don't want them to hate me for it or argue over it. It hurts knowing that I have something to say but I keep it inside.
Is it really better to do the easy thing and keep my feelings inside and let them do what they are doing, or speak up and possibly help change them no matter the consequences?