Truck Boy thinks that all robots walk around saying “Cheese. Cheese. Cheese.” As far as he knows that’s all a robot says. That sounds pretty weird, huh. What if I tell you that at an early age he loved a cartoon that had a large robot walking around saying "cheese" because he wanted his picture taken? Makes more sense now, doesn’t it? It doesn’t rationalize the belief that all robots say "cheese" but it helps us understand why our son believes that.
Have you ever read a book where the characters actions or assumptions are so far out there you can’t understand them, let alone relate to the character? The story falls flat and we put it away with a “meh”. If we understand what is motivating the character, what from their past causes them to believe or act like that then we get a little closer to that character. Even if it’s not a choice we would ever make, if we understand why they made it we can accept it.