You don't learn valuable life skills from avoiding life but rather showing up for life everyday ready to take life on with all its challenges and vital life lessons. That's what makes a warrior with the battle scars to prove it.
Feelings are just visitors; let them come and go…and "let them come" means acknowledge them, lean in their direction, look into their eyes with kindness, be fully present with them…and then as they leave, smile to greet the next visitors.
The only people who are mad at you for speaking the truth are those people who are living a lie. Keep speaking the truth. Some people believe their own truth, just because they can't handle a person with a borderline personality.