Do you wait to be asked to open the door for the person struggling to get through it, or do you step forwards when someone is having difficulties, burdened with shopping, to frail to overcome the self closing mechanism, disabled?
I saw someone struggling with their camera, and stepped forwards, too far removed from the door analogy?
Ps I guess if you take time to answer help topics you probably hold the door!I never offer unsolicited advice. If asked, I'll tell you what you want to know. The only time I'll offer advice is to friends and family that I know well and that I know will take it as advice and not criticism.
That is my attitude too. It is not my job to educate people unless they ask to be educated.
I think too many people worry too much what too many other people do.
Happy to help someone out BUT only if they ask - no time/intention to give unsolicited advice to strangers as I'd be very annoyed myself if someone came over to me and show me how to shoot properly.
You be glad to know that I'll be first to help any old, infirm, pregnant, disabled person without a 2nd thought - however someone having an issue with their camera settings (a hobby) is not really the same.
I'm a very friendly guy and love nothing better than talking cameras and lenses but my personal experiences have been mostly negative when I've offered to help someone out without being asked so now I wait until someone wants my assistance then I'm happy to help out.
I also do not like to come across as a 'know it all' - giving free advice willy nilly to strangers but always happy to help if asked.