Knowledge Speaks. Wisdom Listens.
First off, congrats to the 2019 World Series champs, the Washington Nationals, the oldest team (age-wise) in the Major Leagues! Nice way to celebrate my birthday today, Halloween. Elders still know how to get in the groove! Why is the owl perceived as the wisest animal in the kingdom?
It’s not its laser-sharp night vision or the fact that it can do the Linda Blair 360-degree swivel of its head, or even that it cocks its noggin in a curious and wise fashion.
The owl’s real differentiator is its ears—call him the best listener in the forest, especially at high frequencies. Since owls have no sense of smell, their world is all about listening.
Follow their example today. Instead of proclaiming your knowledge, ask a few catalytic questions instead.
When could you be better served by listening rather than talking?