I used to have the very bad habit of trying to help everyone that seemed to be somehow “stuck” in life. I did it too many times and learned I cannot really help anyone. I learned that usually people who are ”stuck” in life are there by option, even if inconsciently. – They sabotage their own chances in life. …And no matter what I do or how hard I try to help, they sabotage my efforts too!
One can not really help anyone… One can only show understanding and support whenever someone in struggle decides to help themselves. I made peace with that lesson too.