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DON’T BE A MOCKINGBIRD… J.Hartford, Winnegrad

The MOCKINGBIRD is best known for mimicking the songs of other birds and sounds of insects. Many people vacillate as they chase the latest trend. Some wait until the crowd makes up their minds for them. As long as you can sing their song you will not be lonely, you can follow along, hoping that someone will say you are in. Repeating all the things you have overheard you are like A MOCKINGBIRD.


Our culture has created a reward system in which you get points for tearing down rather than building up. Pessimism like all destruction is easy. Pessimism or cynicism is a calcification of the soul. The Wharton School did a study that showed a critical reviewer appears to be 16% more “intelligent” than a favorable reviewer. It is easy to follow others and to criticize, so to show how “intelligent” one can appear to be. DON’T BE A MOCKINGBIRD.


Assist others, build upon other’s ideas. Let us not tear their ideas down, look for the value in what they are presenting. You will obtain more intelligence by investing in collaboration and carrying an idea to a higher level. Let’s not fall into A MOCKINGBIRD CHARACTERISTIC. We have to maintain our own self-respect and GIVE RECOGNITION TO OUR SOULS.



Categories: Leadership 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.

3 replies

  1. You are so wise grasshopper…your wonderfully insightful and positive posts never fail to make me think and put a smile on my face! 💜


  2. The math is simple. 1-1 = 0, 1+1 = 2…this the gain to be had is founded in collaboration, not destruction of ideas.
    Grateful for the love of others, as it helps illuminate the way to a brighter future.
    Grateful for my teach ~ Numero Uno Papa

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