Best Supporting? Maybe Not.Mine is a long boring story, and one which I've told in bits and pieces on these pages often enough.
By Shankar Vedantam
Paradoxically, people invariably felt they did better than they had when they had a supportive audience -- even though they did worse -- and felt they had done worse when the audience was hostile -- even though they had done better. The support of a friendly audience made people feel good about themselves, and that feeling tricked them into believing they had actually performed well.
[And the winner is . . . ]
Lemme just say that my goal is to be my own critical yet supportive judge.
I'll let ya know if that ever happens, eh. . .