The problem with ultimatums

Every now and again, I receive an ultimatum. I live such a peaceful life now, that they’re actually pretty rare for me so I don’t give ultimatums anymore. I think I’ve never been in the habit of giving ultimatums, anyway, because I never saw them as a practical use of personal power.

An ultimatum is a threat to carry out an act if some other condition is not met. Here is the definition (Merriam-Webster):