Once in a while I find myself having to relearn some truths.
Lately I relearned that people seldom take advice...even if they ask for it. Very often, they have already made up their minds and they just want you to agree with their decision.
People seldom take advice...more so if it is unsolicited. Then one's good intentions may be misconstrued or misunderstood, rejected or resented. On a personal level, one gets rebuffed and labelled a "kaypo chnee" or busybody.
Basically people think they know what they are doing so it is easier to simply keep our mouths shut and mind our own business. But if we really care – and love means doing what is best for the one we love – then we have to stick our necks out even if it means we get our heads chopped off!