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how can i make him understand? - February 20th 2011, 03:11 PM

basically, a friend of mine has decided against college or sixth form next year. he bunks a lot and wont listen when i tell him hes ruining his future.

he said if he went he would take sport. i told him he should take that and something that allows him to have more of a variety of career options. but he said he would just train and become a pro - which i told ihm was very unlikely because its extremly hard to get into a pro team.

i just cant seem to get it across to him that if he doesnt start working now, he's gonna regret it later. i want him to do the best he can because i care about him and his future. i dont wanna meet up with him in 20 years and find hes really struggling and living off benefits. he has the potential to do well without a doubt.

how can i make him realise he's making a mistake and to pull his finger out and work hard now so that life is easier for him later? i've told him to talk to an advisor but he wont.


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Re: how can i make him understand? - February 20th 2011, 08:51 PM

Have his parents talked to him? If not, then why not tell his parents that you're concerned and explain that he's unwilling to progress further.


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Re: how can i make him understand? - February 20th 2011, 09:02 PM

i dont know, i've never met his parents.
to be honest i gave up after he decided to argue with me after i cared so much, so if he wants to ruin his future i'll let him, because caring to him isnt caring, its nagging and its rude. so i guess in his world, not caring is polite. i think i'm done with him now, i'm not putting myself through his crap anymore.

thanks for this though. x


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Re: how can i make him understand? - February 20th 2011, 09:51 PM

Well, maybe you could try supporting him. Someone going after a usually unobtainable career will need all the support they can get.

Just because something isn't right for you. doesn't mean your friend can't reach their goal.


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Re: how can i make him understand? - February 21st 2011, 10:03 AM

i honestly tried to help him and i did for years - he's not a nice guy and i've realised this now. another thread i posted 'did i make a mistake' will explain things.
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