A lot of people are nervous not knowing. Not knowing what their spouse is doing. Not knowing what their employees are doing. Not knowing why their boss made a certain decision. Not knowing what how many previews there will be before the movie starts. Not knowing how many minutes long the roller-coaster line is.

We all need to accept that there are some efficiencies in not knowing. Just think of all the time you save other people having to explain things to you. And think of all the savings in your brain left for other things to which you alone might be privy!

Just because you don’t know all the answers doesn’t mean they are wrong. Just because you don’t know what your people are doing doesn’t mean they aren’t being productive. Just because you don’t know what your spouse or children are doing doesn’t mean they are being disingenuous or irresponsible.

Before you push for extra information, ask yourself, “What will I do with the answer?", and “Is it really worth it for someone else to have to explain it to me?”