'No' in the beginning is always better than in the end.We are all living in a society and we are all interdependent. We require help from others and others require help from us. This mutual interaction only keeps us moving together.
When somebody approaches us for some help we should accept only if we can do that. If we accept and later on we fail to help them, the other party will suffer and we will also feel guilty. So we should assess our capability and then only we should say yes. Initially saying yes and later on not being able to deliver the goods is not correct. If we feel that we may not be able to stand up to the requirements of others we should never hesitate to say 'No'. That will give a clear understanding to the other party and they will try other sources.
So elders always say that saying 'no' in the beginning is always better than saying at the end. Any comments, please.