Striving to validate, as a first-response, prevents discovery and surprise to bloom from the practice of discernment.
Discernment is the refined activity of "sound judgement".
Less invasive and not so finite. Variety and improvisation are its cornerstones, turning the realms of strategy and operations into forms of play.
Discernment leads to fluidity in responsiveness, neutralizing injury from the impact of forcing solidified assumptions. Think of it as an elegant, gentle and more preemptive measure of assessment.
You leave the side door open for misaligned entities, views and behavior to depart, when you pause to first reflect, then discern. Simply allowing the distinctions between all options to naturally arise – before jumping to locked conclusions and irreversible actions.