Years ago an anonymous writer penned a short poem about the merits of measuring our words.
A wise old owl sat in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard;
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
The rhyme refers to the traditional image of owls as the symbol of wisdom. We are wise to be careful about what we say or how much we say in certain situations. A wise old owl told me.... there is a time to be quiet and a time to speak and choosing to speak less allows us to hear more.
A good rule to follow might be: Let your speech be better than silence; otherwise be silent.
Words can be so dangerous that we’re wiser to not speak than to speak too much
Remember: Life’s A Hoot!