The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”.

When you’re listening to someone, are you silent? Or are you instead already formulating a response? If you are, can you say that you really are listening?

Do you ever wonder if the person to whom you are listening knows which of the above you are doing?

I cannot claim that I am always silent when I’m listening. I do, however, know when I have failed.

So sayeth the StickMonkey

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