Imagine someday I speak to you like this:
“Hey Peter, let’s go get some watermelons.”
And you replied:
“Okay Frank, but why?”
What happens next?
Case 0: Worst case
Case 1: Normal case
“Because I want fruits and watermelon came to my mind.”
Case 2: With reasons
“Summer is coming. Watermelon tastes cool after refrigerated.”
Case 3: With logical reasons
“Summer is coming. According to Chinese herbal theory, watermelon is a great fruit that prevents you from getting sick because of the hot weather.”
Case 4: With counter reasons
“Summer is coming. According to Chinese herbal theory, watermelon is a great fruit that prevents you from getting sick because of the hot weather. By the way, I know you love blueberries but they are expensive in the summer. In case you want strawberries, I don’t recommend either because they will increase the risk for you to get sick in summer.”
In which case that Peter would more likely to agree?
It is definitely not about shopping, but everything around us. Statements are significantly more powerful while facts or logical thinking are attached. So why not share them?
There is no way to debate against a fact, and debate against logical thinking is hard. Here comes the brainstorm, where people keep pointing out unrecognized facts, and contributing to thinking that are more in-depth. The debate ends when best solution stands, based on massive amount of facts and thinking.
Prepare the facts that backs you up. In most of the time, we speak as things come out to our mind. But while speaking in a critical event, it is possible to get embarrassed (see case 0 above) because lack of thinking while talking.
“But Frank, Jason just called me and he said Walmart just ran out of watermelons an hour ago!”
What happens next this time?