“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.” ~ Gloria Naylor, The Women of Brewster Place
I am learning that no matter how you feel or what you say, people are going to do what they want to do. It is everyone's right to do what they feel is best for themselves. No doubt, I have always danced to my own tune and have not allowed anyone's energy or rhythm to interrupt my own movements, so why would I try to interrupt or throw someone else off balance just because I don't like or agree with the way they are moving?
But what if we see that they are about to fall? What if [we think] we see that they are about to fall flat on their face and that they are taking a leap (of faith) that is surely only going to bring them to their knees?
I guess the best way to show your support is to stay quiet, hold your breath, wish for the best, and hope that they prove you wrong, and if in the event you are right, you hold your tongue and help them pick themselves off the floor until they can dance with their own two legs again.