Justification of Putting the Audience Through a Difficult Evening

We view the past as a series of choices. And because we have the knowledge, we often know which choices are good and which are bad. We have the answer key and we look at our past mistakes with certainty.

However, when we're in the moment, the answers are unclear. We answer blindly, not because we didn't care, but because we were under pressure. I remember taking the SATs in high school. When the proctor started to countdown to the final seconds, the questions on my page stopped being important. Only the answers mattered, no matter right or wrong.

I think that it's important for people to be constantly taking these exams that test us because it's the best practice we could ask for. We need to practice with art, plays, film, and stories. By experiencing these mediums, we are transported to worlds where we could choose right or wrong without major consequence. And when we see the outcome of those choices made, we have more knowledge of what to do in the future. We need the practice because when the real exam comes, we need to be able to answer those important questions without hesitation.