Would you rather play a game with someone more or less talented than you? Would it matter who was watching?
I’d rather play with someone who’s better than me. That way I can constantly be learning how to improve whatever it is I’m doing. In theory, that’s the best way to learn. And then when I stun them in an incredible upset, I have a much greater sense of accomplishment by winning than I would if I played someone who sucked worse than I did. And no, it wouldn’t matter who’s watching. If I’m gonna be bad at something, I would hope that I’d at least own up to it. Win big or suck spectacularly.
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.