Comprehensive Thinking

If everybody is thinking alike then somebody isn’t thinking.
— George Patton

It’s easy to assume that the actions we’ve determined to take have been well thought out, but if we haven’t searched out differing opinions then we haven’t done our homework.

We need to hear diverging viewpoints, even when they're deadset against our own. When we do, we'll be sure to make better decisions. As hard as it may be to hear, we should always listen with open minds and hearts. Who knows? Someone may reveal a blindspot in our thinking.  

The bottom line is that whenever comprehensive thinking is abandoned, the best way forward vanishes.