If we want to know how someone feels about something, let's ask them! Let's lay down our assumptions and take up our listening skills. And let's be willing to share our own truth as well, and talk about the way we feel. Communication is the key to clarity. It is the best possible tool to dispel misunderstandings.
I needn't speculate and second-guess the world. If I want to know what someone thinks, I ask them! And then I believe what they tell me.