When you take a class or attend a big meeting, where do you prefer to sit? Up close or way back where you can make a speedy get-away? Can you force yourself to focus even when you're not interested?
I sit up front so I can hear. I never sit in the back except at church (reason for that is My spouse is in a wheel chair; I go to church because she needs to go. We have two options front row or back row. In the front row the Eucharist server will make a special trip over to give her communion while I sit there like a bump on a log. I enjoy accompanying her so that she can take the Eucharist in the same manner every one else does. I also feel I have "participated" in a sense. I can't even force myself to focus when I am interested.