Playing to the gallery in all its forms involves a wearying regimen. We cannot finally be concerned about pleasing Him if we are too concerned about pleasing them. Besides, playing to the roar of the crowd, be it a few peers or an imagined multitude, ends as an empty exercise. One realizes finally that he is in the wrong theater. We do well to let the bracing sea breeze of the scriptures clear our heads so far as the limitations and the risks of the praise of men are concerned.