To understand the concept of “commitment,” recall the old parable about the argument between the chiken and the pig as to whose contribution to a bacon-and-eggs breakfast was most important.
“I work incredibly hard to produce those eggs each morning,” the chicken says. “And they are the centerpiece of the breakfast meal.”
“Well, there’s no question that you’re involved,” replies the pig. “But I provide the bacon. I’m commited.”
— Edward Yourdon, “Death March”