Just recently I seem to have come across several circumstances where I can’t help thinking it is time to give up- but how to reach that decision?
If it is family member I guess you find the right moment to have a gentle word, though if it is a question of safety, eg driving, maybe you have to hide the car keys.
Another example - yesterday I was singing in a big choir. I can see I will eventually give up because I lack the stamina on concert days, but there are people whose voices are now past it( they can no longer sing in tune) . Should I tell my best friend it is time to give up? I wouldn’t want to upset her, but really she should. ( there are other choirs where it may not be an issue.)
Then there is the friend who has just paid out £2500 for an operation on her cat! She is forever using the cat’s illnesses as a reason not to turn up for events. Do I tell her it is time to let him be put to sleep?
Of course, I say nothing. Apart from the driving, where safety is an issue, I don't think it is my place, but it bothers me.
What are people not telling me, even?
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