Folks, you really shouldn’t argue with a person who says that.
That’s a person who doesn’t think for themselves. And is likely taking advice from broke people.
But you can have a little fun, and perhaps shock them out of their complacency.
Say it calmly and non-judgmentally:
“I’m curious, do those people live a lifestyle you want?”
Wait for their reply… it might take a few seconds.
If silence or yes: “If so, then follow their advice!”
If ‘no’: “Then on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being you’re ready to start now, how do you see yourself?”
And proceed from there.
–LYnn, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™