You Can Lead a Horse To Water, But You Can’t Make It Drink

ئەتوانیت ئەسپێک ببیتە سەر ئاو، بەڵام ناتوانیت وای لێ بکەیت ئاو بخواتەوە مەبەست لەمە ئەوەیە؛ دەتوانیت ڕێگا پیشانی خەڵک بدەیت، بەڵام ناتوانی وایان لێ بکەیت پێیدا بڕۆن یاخود شوێنکەوتەی بن. دەتوانیت دەرفەت بۆ کەسێک بڕەخسێنیت، بەڵام ناتوانیت وابکەیت ئەو دەرفەتە بقۆزنەوە
That means you can provide someone with a nice opportunity, but you can’t make them take it if they don’t want to. It sounds like an expression an annoyed horseback rider would come up with. Think about it: After riding around for a bit, the rider might lead his or her horse to a nearby water source so they can drink. This would be an ideal opportunity for the horse to hydrate itself. But what if the horse doesn’t want to? Well, as the saying goes, “you can’t make it drink.” —- ——- ——- Example: My friend Brock doesn’t have a job so he’s struggling to make ends meet. I offered him money to help out, but to my surprise, he refused to take it. Later, I told my dad: “It’s hard to believe that Brock declined my money considering his circumstances.” “Well,” said my dad, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.”
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