This very humorous scene helps to underline the issue of when to offer help.
There are many times in our lives when we see people in distress. Our human instinct should always propel us to offer aid in time of their need.
However, there are times, when the individual struggling with an issue may just want to resolve the item by them self and not be appreciative of any outside interference.
We all need our individual space sometimes.
So, take heed of LaForge's caution to Data before stepping in to help someone, because the person you are seeking to help may be in the Greta Garbo frame of mind and '…just want to be alone' or worse, tell you in the cryptic message words of Capt. Kirk, 'Mind your own business, Mr. Spock!'
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