Don’t ever take a fence down
until you know the reason
why it was put up.
One function of fences is that they can represent a boundary. They can also serve to keep things out, but at the same time they are keeping things in as well.
Our boundaries enable us to manage our lives and not infringe on the lives of others. A fence, itself, isn't all bad, as it can stand for security. It can be an extremely functional object. But fences can sometimes become the dominate feature or features in our lives, power symbols that set boundaries, even artificial ones, that need challenging.
Good fences make good neighbors