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Jerry Seinfeld once asked, “What’s happening to me? Can I do this? Am I a shusher? I used to be a shushee!”

I know how he felt.

I used to be the rowdy one until I had kids.  Now I’m the one constantly telling them to be quiet.

I’ve gone from being a shushee to being a shusher!

Then a couple of nights ago I asked my four-year old daughter, Madison, what her favourite bible story was.

She told me that she likes the one when Jesus let the children come to him despite the people who didn’t want them to.  And then He let them make as much noise as they wanted to.

Ouch!

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~ Robbie Coltrane ~ Horned Owl from the Owl Fe...

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According to tradition, owls are considered to be the wisest of all birds.

Their large eyes give the impression of intelligence, so they are often depicted in stories as wise and knowledgeable.

Personally, I think that they are magnificent animals and there are few more impressive sights than an owl in its natural habitat.

But are they really wise?

I’m not sure if they are from an IQ perspective, but I think that there are a few principles of wisdom that we can learn from owls.

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