We don't really know the lightbulb's reasons for going out though, do we? Maybe we should just give it its space while it sorts its shit out and bring in a lamp in the meantime. Discreetly, though.
If we can't motivationally activate its inner potential, this is clearly preferred option number two. Don't want to impinge on someone's feelings afterall. We'll let them know we are available to listen and talk if they want us to, but will leave them alone if they dont want to talk.