Last night I did a suprisingly difficult thing. I listened for 3 hours, silently. Normally I would consider myself a very good listener, and a moderately quiet individual. When I agreed to attend my friend's art critique I was fully aware that it would be inappropriate to participate (I actually wasn't even supposed to be there, it was just for the class to have several faculty member's feedback). I had no idea how hard that would be. In most any situation when I have an opinion I'm encouraged to voice it. It makes me appreciate the fact that I never have to be quiet, but also makes me wonder what was happened if I just listened.