Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Owls Are Wise

I dissected owl pellets with 141 students yesterday.

Owls, in mythological stories, are associated with being wise. An owl is the mascot of Athena, the Greek Goddess of wisdom. It represents truth, knowledge, and wisdom. How apropos that I was born in Athens, Greece, the Goddess' namesake.

It was a fun, messy experiment. Many thought the pellets were owl poop. However, that is untrue. The owl has adapted to its environment by regurgitating things it can not digest like bones and complete skulls. It poops out the things it can.

Life is all about adaptation. You might not be able to throw up your challenges in a nice compact cylindrical package, but you do have the ability to rid yourself of them.

Don't give a hoot about what others may think of you. Be wise. Seek positive knowledge. Rid yourself of the other waste because it is a waste of your time.

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