Concluding ThoughtsNo_Mind wrote: ↑Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:52 pmIs it my duty as a Buddhist to make people happy? Should I always strive for a good resolution to every problem? Try and work it out with them, coax, cajole. In a word be a very agreeable person.
Or, is a Buddhist allowed to walk away. The problem with this is it effectively means doling out silent treatment and that makes neurotic people more neurotic.
Hence .. to answer my own question
It is my duty as a Buddhist to make people happy. I should coax, cajole, and be a very agreeable person.
If nothing else, it makes life a little more peaceful though there is a huge emotional cost due to not being able to be truthful.
I guess that cost is part and parcel of being on the spiritual path.