It doesn’t matter if they’re smart – they might be wrong

It doesn’t matter how smart the person talking is. Challenge what they’re saying.

That doesn’t mean you have to vocalize objections.

It just means that you need to scrutinize internally.

The point isn’t to disprove anyone.

The point is to build a habit of critical thinking.

If someone states that something will work and you don’t challenge them on it then you also bear part of that responsibility.