Sometimes you don’t have to wait for the facts to come in to know if something’s wrong.
It’s easy to feel sophisticated by telling yourself you’re waiting until you’ve reviewed all the relevant data. The data become the focus, and you dissect and debate what it might mean and wait and seek for more. The better informed the better!
But sometimes, if you step back and ask what different data would do to change actions, there isn’t a clear answer. You’ve gotten sucked unto analyzing info, supposedly to help you form a deferred judgement, but the thing you’re forming a judgement about didn’t need more info in the first place and more info wouldn’t alter or clear it up.
Sometimes you just know. But you’re afraid. It feels too bold. Haphazard, radical, simple. Well, sometimes the right thing is.
Sometimes a spade is a spade, and info about where it came from, who put it there, or the odds of it showing up again are intellectual exercises not necessary to form a judgement and do what needs to be done.