I have a good friend who I grew up with who is doing nothing with his life. He's 38, unemployed for the last five years, lives at home with his parents. Just reading that most people would say he is a big looser. Thing is, he's a smart guy. He has a degree in Business from a very good University. Back in the 90's during the dot.com boom he had a very good paying job, things were going well. We used to play golf and go to the gym together, we would go on vacation with our girlfriends together... Well when the whole dot.com boom ended he was laid off . He took a little time off before looking for a new job and thought he would find a new job that payed as well as his old one, but that didn't happen so he got depressed. Now five years later he doesn't even send out resumes any more, he just sits around doing nothing. He doesn't exercise anymore, he just doesn't do anything. People have tried to help. His Brother in law offered him a job as a controller, his girlfriend has offered him a job with her company, I've offered him a job with my company doing construction part time. He thinks all these jobs are beneath him and something better will come along. The thing that really pisses my off is his parents just let him stay there and don't say anything, and his girlfriend who he's been dating for over ten years, and who wants to get married and start a family doesn't say anything either. I've been trying to motivate him to get off his ass, but I've had no luck and I am ready to give up on my old friend. What would you do?