Ask Different Questions

In my quest to understand how we got here as a nation, I'm thinking that maybe if we asked different questions - "HOW" questions - maybe we wouldn't have ended up in this mess. Here are some examples; I welcome journalists to plunder this list:

How do you make difficult decisions? Can you give us an example of how you've handled conflicting information from trusted sources and reached a decision?

How do you choose advisors? What's important to you in the circle you keep close?

How do you take in information and tell us what your appetite is for learning, giving us a concrete example?