Everyone can tie a knot — even if you’ve never tied one before:  Take two loose ends and twist.

The rarer, and more valuable, person is the one who is able to untie the malicious knots created by others so order is restored to the whole without any
evidence of the twisting.

Yes is tough; no is easy

Why are fixers so rare today? 

Is it because they have to backward process messy and unkind information for the untangling? 

It’s simpler to think linearly in a predictable, straight, forward, line with no bends or creases in the logic — and when the stress of just going along becomes unbearable — the middle-minded grab the loose ends and begin twisting.

Untying demands the fixer enter the knotted mind of the besotted to reverse the knurl — and that talent takes patience, practice and a clearly creative mind that is accustomed to thinking live in a space and time not of their own making.


  1. I love the idea of untying especially when it is done so beautifully that you don’t even know that there was a tie to begin with. It’s exquisitely difficult, of course. That’s what makes it so precious.

  2. Well said, Gordon! Those sorts of invisible fixers are incredibly rare, though. I’ve met a few of them and they’re incredibly discrete and they move in the shadows and the silent moments. They also never admit to fixing anything. Their real power is in that denial.

  3. I remember learning about tying and untying knotts while taking a basic mountaneering course…fabulous lesson!

  4. Excellent article! It’s good for sure to applaud the good people who do the dirty work behind the scenes to get the real business of the day done.

  5. I do love a good “Fixer” — and while I try to do my best to untie more knots than I create — there are still those above me who can untie something before it even starts to get cinched. I’m working on that sort of proactive prescience!

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