This saying is my biggest pet peeve. Just because someone is young doesn't mean they must be stupid. And just because a person is "old" doesn't make them wise. Choose to make the right decisions daily...at ANY age!
When someone rejects the help they have initially asked for and go into every excuse of why they can't then that's the time to walk away. They don't truly want to be free and in remaining there you are keeping them stuck too.
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Saving people is a really hard task - it won't always work. But what you can do is love them, make them feel special and let them know there's someone who cares about them and that their life is worth living.