“I’m not splitting threads – hairs – whatever you’re calling it, mate. No – no way. Jog on. This is what the deal is. Take it or leave it. Either way, I’m winning. No skin off my nose, boss. Nope.
I can tell you’re keen, though. You just don’t trust yourself to part with your pride for an almost micro-second, in realising this is the best way to move on – for everyone involved.
That pride, huh? Perhaps the biggest killer. The biggest killer of everything. Ridiculous, really. I think, if there was a ‘filter’ for all the pride in the world… it would look a lot different. If only…
Yet, here we are, bud. You’re still deciding whether this is best thing for you. Don’t you realise that eventually – if you don’t make your mind up soon – you’re going to be left behind? And catching up will be a real bitch. It’ll be a big shock.
In some ways, I understand. But in more – bigger, important and urgent ways, you just need to decide. Me – the world – is going to move on with out you. Do you want to learn and develop with us? Or are we still going to split threads – or hairs on the subject? We can’t wait forever.”
Prompted by this link.