How many people would own up to that? We seem to be living in a society that blames everyone else for our failings and do not accept responsibility for our actions.
The other day on TV an overweight person was blaming her parents for feeding her well when she was a child and that's why she developed a habit of overeating.
Do you remember in old black and white films when a guy has had too much to drink the barman would say, "look pal, I think you've had one too many"? I wonder if this really happens in real life. Has a barman ever told a client to stop drinking? Has he the moral (or legal) duty to do so? Any ideas?
How about extending this to other trades? If an overweight person goes to a fast food restaurant for a hamburger and French fries, or for a pizza; should the shop assistant say, "look fathead, I think you've had too many fattening foods. Go on a diet!"
Or if someone goes to a shop to try on a dress or a pair of trousers, should the assistant say, "you're well and truly oversized, have you tried the tent maker next door?"
Or, "clearly you have elephant sized feet, why do you want to wear a Size 3 pair of shoes just because you like the colour?"
"No Sir, this tie makes you look like an idiot and does not match the shirt you intend to buy! You have the sartorial elegance of an ostrich in a tornado."
"Why at your age do you want to buy such a fast sports car? It will not attract the ladies because you're ugly anyway and the only thing you'll attract at this speed is an appointment with a hospital or undertaker."
I'm sure you can all think of other examples where people need some advice or assistance because they cannot possibly decide for themselves.
Over to you for suggestions ... ... ...