Here’s a question about verbally correcting someone else’s presumptions about another person and whether or not you are morally obligated to do it. Let me ask the question by setting it up.
Let’s just say for the sake of argument that you are, say, diabetic- newly diagnosed. You’re talking with someone who happens to say of you, “at least you are completely healthy” but they are of course unaware that you’re diabetic as you are newly diagnosed. Would you have a moral obligation at that point to interrupt and state “I’m actually diabetic”? Let me spice up a little bit; instead of the diabetic example, now let’s say for the sake of argument that it’s something far more personal and extremely embarrassing - it’s something that most people would consider a deep secret - and a similar scenario happens (e.g. someone is attempting to comfort you about something and they say something down the lines of “well at least you’re normal in this (x) way”) and in reality there is still that secret that they are unaware of when making the presumption which could render their statement false. In this case, are you morally obligated to correct them by stating out loud “well actually I’m not, because of (y)” and thus reveal your deeply personal and embarrassing secret? Or is it permissive in this case to just let it go and remain silent?