A beginner’s mind is needed to get away from bad assumptions about a problem.

Having the wrong idea about a problem, or a different idea about it than others interested in it, can obscure the issues at hand and send peopole down the wrong path. This attitude embodies openness, curiosity, a blank slate, and suspensions of disbelief. Impossible and incoherent ideas may actually hold water when externally investigated. When asking questions, specific rather than open-ended questions can yield better information.[^G1]