Came across this in a book today. Renaissance Self-Fashioning by Stephen Greenblatt:
"The telling of the story of one’s life—the conception of one’s life as a story—is a response to public inquiry: to the demands of the Senate, sitting in judgment or, at the least, to the presence of an inquiring community."
Yup. I completely understand that whole judgment aspect. On that note, here is our official St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival 2011 poster. No judging.