“It is your decision, and I respect it, but I don’t know how and where will you survive with that outdated mindset of yours….”
He was more exasperated than sad or sorry or disappointed, and it made a lot of difference. It somehow became a reaffirmation of my decision to leave.
“I don’t expect you to understand, for I think we lost that connect long ago and I do not wish to drag you where you don’t want to be. If the five years of association have given me a right to speak, all I have to say is that I support flexibility, but I cannot trust when a value system becomes elastic.”
He looked as relieved to get rid of me, as he had done with his erstwhile value system – to embrace so-called success.