Had this conversation with a friend yesterday, but we never came to a clear answer. So, what are your opinions?
You are born innocent and die naive. Some people reach what they call the age they lost their “innocence”, more often than not this is associated with “coming of age”. Naive is more or less when you have experience plus knowledge and you ignore it…
I think that being innocent means that you haven’t come into contact with certain things yet. You haven’t been corrupted or negatively affected yet. Being naive is believing that those unpleasant things won’t come at all and overlooking the truth about things.
Naive= a million. having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absence of artificiality; unsophisticated; ingenuous. 2. having or showing a loss of adventure, judgment, or suggestion; credulous: She’s so naive she believes each and every thing she reads. He has an extremely naive physique of strategies in direction of politics. 3. having or marked by skill of an elementary, unaffectedly direct type reflecting little or no formal training or technique: useful naive nineteenth-century American portrait artwork. 4. no longer having till now been the issue of a medical test, as an animal. harmless= a million. unfastened from ethical incorrect; without sin; organic: harmless little ones. 2. unfastened from criminal or particular incorrect; guiltless: harmless of the crime. 3. no longer related to evil reason or reason: an harmless misrepresentation. 4. no longer inflicting actual or ethical harm; threat free: harmless relaxing. 5. devoid (in many situations accompanied by skill of of ): a regulation harmless of benefit.
There is no such thing as being “innocent” therefor being naive is a choice…
innocent is sweet, usually just inexperience.
being naive is stupidity (in my opinion) because they could know or do and just choose to be aloof.
I liken innocence to a baby. No motive for ill will or wrong intention. Expecting the best. Basically unaware. A innocent person truly cannot be judged. But niave.means you have a lot more information to work with..but for one reason or another your skills are not as sharp as they should be. Niave is not stupid. You just haven’t applied all the facts.
innocent i guess to me is something you choose to be as an you grow up. and naive is just blind to it i guess or like shy to like not being strong enough to believe. idk