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WHY FENCES…Lao Tzu, Winnegrad

FENCE: a barrier, enclosure used to prevent entrance for protection, to confine, or to mark a boundary. For establishing exclusive right to possession. An archaic definition; a means of defense, to avoid giving direct answers.


Why is it that many of us prefer having an imaginary FENCE around our professional learnings? We try to safeguard our knowledge with a FENCE. Yet all our knowledge is based on what we learned from others, who were willing to share. Without those people who did live with no FENCE around their knowledge, without them passing it forward you would not be where you are.


Sharing your knowledge with others, tearing down the FENCE, you will begin to have dialogue with your colleagues. With that dialogue your knowledge of the facts will grow along with judgment. With that judgment comes wisdom. We all strive to have personal power, wisdom. To obtain wisdom you have to give away or share your knowledge. That seems to be a fair exchange, so tear down the FENCES.


You know who are FENCED in with their knowledge. Help them see this, help them feel comfortable to take away the FENCE. You can do that by taking the first step, share your knowledge with them. Cultivate the relationship and you will evolve. Show your wisdom, with this insight of human behavior. With this vision you can help create the future.


Lao Tzu believed that intuitive knowledge, wisdom, is the purest form of information. A Taoist belief is; by connecting individuals you can alter reality. Taking the FENCES down should be a basic foundation for all organizations. What one believes, one becomes. Lao Tzu said; evolved individuals are open and integrated in their environment and they serve as conduits, not as accumulators. So let us tear down the FENCES and become an evolved individual with wisdom.

Categories: PERSPECTIVES Philosophical Perspective

ron winnegrad

Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.

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