It is all about the numbers

The justification game runs like this -

Our film is great, a super-hit; look at the box-office numbers
Democracy is thriving; look at the election turnout
IPL is great; look at the crowd in the stadium
Economy is doing great; watch the rising bull market
We are the best in media; look at the number of awards/readers
We run the best coaching institute; look at our number of students in IIT!!