“People inevitably start out with an opinion; to ask them to search for the facts first is even undesirable. They will simply do what everyone is far too prone to do anyhow: look for the facts that fit the conclusion they have already reached. And no one has ever failed to find the facts he is looking for.” _Peter F. Drucker, The Essential Drucker
If we are really serious about getting to the truth of the matter (living in reality), the second most important questions we can ask is: “What do you think?”
This is a nice way of asking for someone’s opinion.
Then, the most important question to ask (if we have earned the right) is: “Could you be wrong?”
And, of course, we must answer these two questions too!
Then we will be ready to deal with reality.