You can lead a horse to water
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.
You can give your opinions, but it is totally up to him what he may do or think.
You may tell him to keep his eyes closed, but he may just blink.
He may even, just give you a wink.
You may even throw him a rope or anchor, but as you may very well know he may decide to drift away or sink.
He may pass up on your offer to help him and look at you as a broken link.
You can tell him that a rose is red, but he may see it as being pink.
To you what may smell good, can seem totally the opposite and have the foulest odor or stink.
No matter how much help you decide to offer, it is up to the individual what they do or think.