And this is also a problem I encounter a lot where people are engaged in black and white thinking.
I find it humorous that you accuse others of black and white thinking when I merely quoted you verbatim doing the same. You responded to the original parent who claimed
"The whole reason my company still has Windows 7 is due to having to support an application that ONLY works in IE9."
and you said
Those are your words, not mine. You have no idea the circumstances of why they are using that application or what alternatives exist. It is arrogant to assume you know more and can offer unsolicited, unilateral, and coercive advice to that one short simple statement. One of my clients was in a similar situation until late 2015 when they had to use an accounting package required by DoD for their contract work. The requirement was baked right into their contracts. The company owner hated that he was stuck running IE7 just so DoD could do tracking audits. There were NO ALTERNATIVES on the market at any cost at the time. The owner told me he would pay triple just to ditch their accounting system because he hated it so much. You see, the software company had bought up all the competition and shut them all down. My client had been a customer to one of their competitors prior to being abandoned.
I simply called you out saying that there are grey area cases you must consider before insisting on upgrade at any cost, but you replied to me stating:
That mindset translates to leaving a big door wide open for competition to come along and wipe you out. I can personally sympathize with your position but the free market doesn't particularly care. It's survival of the fittest. Get in the game or get wiped out.
Now I realize you have tried to backtrack and qualify your responses since to align more with what I said from the beginning. It must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Obviously, I hit a nerve when I noted your attitude. Why don't you step back and do a little self evaluation. Again; your words...
> You are being myopic. Look up that definition.
> I can tell from your arguments which have apparently become personal that you are inexperienced because people who are experienced don't talk like you.
> It's about track record. I have a track record of success. That's not arrogance. That's a fact.
> you might have an inferiority complex
> the difference between you and me is that I have a deep understanding of psychology
Now go reread the definition of arrogant. Pay close attention to the second entry. Better yet, have someone else read your statements and give you an honest opinion of whether or not they sound arrogant.