We are indicted or acquitted by society, not for evidence or truth, but for our reactions. A calm, upbeat answer will get the most dangerous people off the hook with friends and enemies alike. In many ways, its unfair—or is it?
Society falls apart when the masses go hysterical over petty matters. We get polarized and divided over non-essentials and non-issues and things that really don’t matter. That is a real threat to society. So, proving to not go hysterical when facing the heat makes society like you. It’s not always good, but it’s a reality you can muster.