Not offering help to others (others refer to people in closest circle) and not passing unnecessary comments.. basically, minding your own business and living within your own shell.
Going out of the way to help others (which will be the kind of help needed for that hour in most cases) and also pass unnecessary comments/suggestions here and there without being asked for. That “adhiga-prasangi” one but good at heart and nice type.
To be the mix of both, of offering help without being asked for and remaining quiet at the same time is the zen state. This post if not about them.
There is a saying in Tamil that goes “kovam irukara idathula dhaan gunam irukkum”. Not completely related but it can be re-written for this situation too.
What do you think? Who is better?
ETA: Another one came to mind. Which one of the below would you prefer?
A quiet life with less skirmishes, less talk and less sharing
a chaotic life full of talks, sharing, fights, apologies, love and hate?
#reading shiva trilogy. on the 3rd book. Trying to understand the balance between good and evil.