In Defense of Being Naive

A friend recently accused me of being naive. Not meaning it to be a compliment, he was surprised when I agreed with him. Naive, lacking worldliness, innocent, without artifice, simple, credulous as a child-these are what I am supposed to be as a born-again Christian so I am glad someone saw these things in me.

The most negative words in the thesaurus associated with naive were ignorant and unsophisticated. The world’s body of knowledge being what it is, I would claim that everyone is ignorant is many areas. A synonym of sophisticated is complicated. While not considered desirable, I won’t deny these descriptions of me. I am ignorant of so many things, sometimes by choice, often not, and my life is simple.


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