You can’t force someone to do what you want. A hard lesson. “Accept the things you cannot change.” So true.” You can give your input but you can’t force love, or assent, or friendship. It took me a long time to “feel” that lesson inside myself. I used to pursue a woman I had a crush on beyond all reason. It never worked. I have moved significantly toward letting go, but there are painful moments when my input or wishes or desires are ignored…I can’t change politics either. I can make my small contribution but that’s it. There are many trends far beyond my control. But I do what I can.