Stoicism tells us that, in essence, we should always “trust but verify”. Don’t just go with your gut. The authors talk about the swing these days to go with your gut/feeling and that we should never do this.
In most cases I think that probably correct. But I also know from experience that sometimes the “gut” is dead-on accurate. Not most of the time, but certainly we can be attuned to things that no amount of consideration will prove wrong.
Not to mention over-analyzing things. It is totally possible to analyze things to the point we make the wrong decision. So it should be a mix.
Trust, but verify is a good idea.
But make sure its both. And sometimes, your gut really is right.