“The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.” – Alfred Brendan
This is very good to know, especially if you play Scrabble®. If there is an open U on the board you can spell “utensil.” An open E gives you the option to play “tensile.” I doubt Brendel is offering Scrabble® advice.
The new career I am pursuing requires both “listen” and “silent.” The listening part I get. I have a lot to learn about silence. When people are together, I am not comfortable with silence. I like talking. I like listening to other people talk. I am all about the noisy communication. Subtle communication, like silence, makes me wonder why the other person is silent. What are they thinking? Before long I break the silence and ask them what they are thinking. I forget to listen to the silence to fully comprehend its meaning. If only it were as easy as shifting around a few letters.