YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER, BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE IT DRINK
You can give advice, but you cannot make someone take it. Sometimes, it makes you upset; particularly when your advice can save them from calamity. Remember this one important fact. While you are worrying about them, having sleepless nights and watching your hair turn gray, the person in trouble is carefree, sleeping like a baby, and has no need for Grecian formula or Lady Clairol. This scenario is upside down; right?
Bottom line: People do what they want to do! If you give solid advice and they don’t take it, you have done your job. There are some people who refuse to listen or heed advice. Besides, if they get in the "saddle," they must be prepared to ride! So … Get with the program! Go home, kick up your feet and get some rest. Don’t worry! Their lackadaisical attitude and failure to respond will eventually catch up with them. With an unclear direction, they may land anywhere. No worries ... you did your job. You provided solid advice. They turned a deaf ear. They didn't listen. The joke is on them! Photo credit: www.ptreyrhodes.blogspot.com