you can take a horse to water, but you can't make him drink

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you can take a horse to water, but you can't make him drink

You can't force someone to do something that they don't want to do, even if it's good for them. A: "I worked really hard to get Sean this interview, and he doesn't seem interested in it at all!" B: "Well, you can take a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."
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