“Going against men, I have heard at times a deep harmony thrumming in the mixture, and when they ask me what I say I don’t know. It is not the only or the easiest way to come to the truth. It is one way.” – Wendell Berry
I looked in the mirror the other day and guess what I saw? The grumpy scrum master. He comes by sometimes and pays me a visit. Old grumpy looked at me and I looked at him and together we agreed that perhaps, just this one time, he just might be right.
We sat down and had a talk. It turns out he’s tired and cranky and seen this all before. I told him I can relate. We agreed that we’ve both done enough stupid to last a couple of lifetimes. No arguments there. He knows what he doesn’t like – me too! After a little debate, we both agreed we don’t give a damn what you think.
So we decided it was time to write a manifesto. That is
We grumps have come to value:
Speaking our mind over listening to whiners
Working hard over talking about it
Getting shit done over following a plan
Disagreeing with you over getting along
That is, while the items are the right are a total waste of time, the stuff on the left is much more gratifying.