Have a Good Answer, or Admit You Don’t

Tell-the-truth

As I watched our recent political season unfold, I watched numerous interviews, at least large portions of each debate, and read a lot of coverage on things. Some of the answers candidates gave in no way addressed the question at hand and sometimes violated the truth. However, the ones that eroded my confidence quickest were those given when it was obvious they didn’t have a good answer–but answered anyway. They were trying to provide enough smoke and mirrors to make it appear they knew the answer.

I would vote for an honest answerer over the person who felt they had to have them all. Anyone who is actually much of thinker has plenty of questions to which they are still working on the answers. Anyone who has an answer for everything is either substituting talking for real answers, isn’t deep enough to have questions, or arrogant enough to believe they know it all.