"The question is not what you look at, but what you see." Henry David Thoreau
I heard this quote spoken in reference to a stock market chart- their point : if you don't know how to interpret what you are seeing, you are going to make some poor decisions, based on faulty assumptions.
How many times have you incorrectly assumed another person's motive?
Or a co-worker's actions?
Or a child's intentions?
Can you withhold jugement (and also action) until you ask some important questions – one's that involve getting the other person's perspective.
Information is power.
I can honestly say that I have never regretted getting more information. Can you?