Krishnamurthi said “it is better to say nothing, unless you’re quite sure that what you wish to say is true, kind and helpful.”
But from whose perspective do we assess if the true thing is kind and helpful?
Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it.
Renowned physicist Richard Feynman has a description of the process that goes like this:
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.”