"Awareness is one of the keys to success,
if you don't see what is coming, you may get pooped on!"~FOTW
This was so true for many of the office meetings that I attended as a systems engineer. To successfully share my thoughts with the team it was important to always be aware of the needs of my fellow team members, to think outside of the box and merge knowledge with a little intuition in order to be fully prepared to present my ideas so that all points of view could understand and relate to them. The idea of awareness doesn't only apply to engineering meetings, any situation in which you are trying to communicate your ideas requires you to be aware of how other people perceive what you are saying.
For birdography, awareness is also very important...... and in this case, being prepared by wearing a hat is a pretty good idea.