Agree birds are lovely. Agree birds are dangerous. They work in stealth mode. They have all the power to destroy you. They could fly slowly and still hit you hard. They could split up and hurt you in multiple places. They could bomb you. They look cute and innocent.
Agree birds are the people to whom you talk and they seem to agree. They do so with a blank face. They have also learned to do so with the nod of the head. They can do this while not listening at all. They can do this while in total disagreement as well. When spotted, they might blabber or ask/talk about a totally different thread to demonstrate how engaged they are.
Other key point is that you yourself love them. You love agree birds. You hate to see someone questioning your authority. You hate to know that someone can disagree to the greatest mind in the world.
Agree birds get seasoned. They get used to this behavior. They do part time as zombies. They pass on your message without change, critique or even sense of ownership to other agree birds.
God has made agree birds in bulk. They all have shining feathers. They have these flirting smiles. You love to see them. You like them as mirrors in which when you see yourself, you stand as the Napolean of software testing. You love to see yourself as the king and the agree birds help in that a lot.
And then there are those fools who question. They are not necessarily Disagree Birds. They just want to know more. They just want to explore more. They just want to know the worth of an idea before they own it. They think they are helpful in that they provide honest feedback and debate. They think that an argument is healthy. They think that you can still share a cup of tea and some laughs after a heated debate.
These “Disagree birds” seem to fail because the agree birds are in majority. What can you really do with these handful of “disagree birds”? Why not follow the majority and become a popular leader? Afterall agree birds agree to you. You tell them that they are zombies because they run after certifications, they listen to you and they become your zombies. Agree birds don’t discriminate, well, in the long run. They are Zombies-On-Hires.
Whom would like to have? 1000 agree birds or 1 Disagree bird who questions you at every step?