Our expert says:
Mindful's mesage is hopeful, here. It's hard to get a job, but not impossible, and it's just to easy for him to lie around and expect other people to care for him. At least he ought to be put hard to work at the house, doing the washing, cleaning, cooking, and all the odd-jobs --- after all, he alone has the time to do all that. It could help him to remember what it feels like to actually WORK, and he might come to prefer a job.
And, as with Mindful's sister, he mustn't be allowed to be too fussy. He should be prepared to start with ANY job, from which he can work his way up towards whatever he prefers.
And don't take on the role of making all the suggestions for him to shoot down --- it's HIS job to find ways of getting a job and independence, not yours. Ask HIM what he is going to do about it, and encourage your parents to set him a deadline, not to far ahead, by which time he must make alternate plans and be living elsewhere.
There's nothing nasty about confronting such a person with the facts of reality. Sooner or later Reality will impose such facts on him / her and usually much less kindly.
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