When you do something scary or stressful — bungee jumping, public speaking, etc. — do you prefer to be surrounded by friends or by strangers? Why?
Interesting question and I really have no answer. I’m not sure it matters. There’s comfort in being around strangers because I will never see them again, yet there’s comfort being around those that do know you, because you can get instant support, comfort, and congratulations. Either works for me.