I’ve long-held to the believe that in every important group of decision makers there should be a six-year-old kid. Whatever plan you decide on, you have to explain it to the kid. If the kid doesn’t get it that’s ok. But if the kid thinks your plan sounds completely stupid you should consider that maybe you are doing something wrong. They could ask smart questions like:
- Why are people freed if we drop bombs on them?
- If you treat gays bad why are you surprised kids at school do too?
- Why do you let the stupid people do it again?
There’s a ton more but in general I think if a six-year-old calls your idea bonkers you should at least take a good look at your plan before you go through with it.