Definition: having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information; credulous: She's so naive she believes everything she reads.
I see a lot of myself in that. Naive... some people call it gullible. I suppose that's me, too. I don't always know how I feel about that. I'm easy to use, I know that. If you come to me with what looks like sincerity, I will most definitely be inclined to believe what you tell me.
Part of me doesn't want to be like that. Sometimes I wish I was more discerning. Sometimes I wish I was better at being able to tell if someone is lying to me or not. But, I'm not. I'm really really not. I suppose it's why I make sure to surround myself with people that I consider to be wise. I suppose it's the hope that if I can't see what I need to see, maybe they can and maybe they'll be willing to share it with me.
On the other side, I'm not always sorry to be naive either. I don't think I'd want to be the kind of person who mistrusts people all the time, either. But, maybe a happy medium would be nice?
Sorry this is a short post... my mind's been elsewhere the last few days, and we're heavy into painting my kids' room today. Anybody have any "O" suggestions?