"I have a great analogy for you. Do you have a dollar or something?"
"Uhhh... I have a quarter"
"Yeah yeah. That's perfect. Okay hold the quarter in your hand. Now, tell me, how much is that quarter worth?"
"Right. Now, throw the quarter on the ground."
"Kay, stomp on it. Just yell at it. Tell the quarter that its stupid and worthless. Anything you can really think of, just say something terrible...Is there anything you can say or really do that can change the fact that that quarter is worth 25 cents?"
"Quit trying to think around it."
"No. No, I can't."
"Right, nothing can change it. Its 25 cents. Just because it thinks its 5 cents or a penny doesn't make it one. And it goes the other way too, a quarter can't be a dollar. Its not a choice and its not up to it to decide, or anyone else for that matter."