Trying to influence people in this world is not easy. You can know the answers to many things and be right in many instances and most people will not listen. They won’t even bother to ask your opinion or for your analysis. It can be very frustrating and even exasperating. What can you do?
It seems you should marshal on. Try to keep an open mind, learn and continue to apply reason to all situations. Sure other people will be better off listening to you. Sure they will be more successful listening to you. Sure you will be better off if they listen to you. However, you just can’t make them do it.
You should continue to live a good life. You should continue to work as hard as you are able and allowed. You should continue to try to help. They will be no better than you even as they walk into the abyss, but you should continue to do your best to influence them to live a better life. Don’t give up.
Daniel A. Jones, July 1, 2012