Today’s proverb, “You can take a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”
Thus why I decided I didn’t want to be a social worker. Also, I felt I was too young to truly understand what people were going through.
You can’t make anyone do anything that they don’t want to. If you convince them into something, they wanted it a little bit. As true as that is, it’s not respectful to be constantly pushing people to do things they don’t want to, however, sometimes people need a push to discover something about themselves. Pushing people can often result in them undergoing personal growth as they may be too scared to face a challenge alone.
It should be said that it is a wonderful thing to help someone else on their path for personal growth, but that doesn’t mean they will respond positively at first. For example, if your friend’s partner is cheating on them and you provide him/her with evidence, s/he may not believe you and may decide to hate you at least until a better partner comes along. People may not be ready to hear the truth you have for them and some people are more open to other perspectives than others.
I keep trying to help people, regardless. It’s part of who I am.