Monday, April 16, 2012

N is for Naive

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?

10 comments:

  1. Orange? Give us an update of how the paint is changing. :)

    And stay that way. I have become cynical and it's simply tiring.

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  2. You really asked for "O" suggestions?! ;)

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    1. LOL Now what could you possibly be thinking...

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  3. O=Ducks..............

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    1. ha! That would have made sense!

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  4. I tended to be naive a lot with my son in his teen years even though I should have been more discerning. Have fun painting :)

    betty

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    1. LOL I think my mom might say the same thing!

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  5. I'm very naive, especially for my age, but living with a cynic is awful, so guess I'll stay like I am and believe everyone and everything...as for "O", humm, that is a good question. How about "Optomisim"??

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    1. It's not a bad thing to believe the good in people, is it? I do, sometimes I wish I wasn't as gullible. But I wouldn't want to go around, believing the worst in people all the time either.

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