When someone is determined to self-destruct, don’t watch with anger; watch with love.
Of course, sometimes people won’t hear advice—they won’t listen, they won’t accept warnings, they can’t heed to save their own lives. It is as if they want to force everyone else to watch them self-destruct. Some of us grow up to the point where we are willing to throw up our hands and not interfere. But, most of us only grow up enough to let go with resentment. That’s not enough either. We must let other people fall because we love them, not because we don’t.