do you ever say something that actually took some courage to say and then the other person doesn’t reply how you wanted them to and makes you feel stupid so then you’re just so embarrassed and regret saying anything?
This is such a universal feeling, but I think it’s important to still say it. Then it’s important to stop regretting it. If you’re scared it means you care about it, and if you care about it you need to say it, even if it’s something little and silly. Understand that you are not the one who should regret putting yourself out there, the person who is unresponsive should be the one doing all the regretting. No matter how many times you say something and get nothing in return, keep doing it. Being courageous is nothing to be ashamed of.