Amen to Truth! I couldn't have said it better myself with whats going on in my life right now, but such is life, the good thing about it is I know the truth even more so due to the defensive and offensive people
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.
"Sometimes you just have to turn around, give little smile, throw the match, and burn that bridge." I've adopted this a long time ago and it changes you for the better. Those bridges were going to crumble any way, might as well give them a hand.