I’m Really Enjoying My Naivety

Writer Author  Rev. James L. Snyder
Christian Column : Christian Living  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer Someone recently said to me, “You sure are naïve.” I’m not sure what the incident was about at the time, and I was a little bit hurt by that saying.

What did he mean that I am naïve? I have been giving this some thought and at this point, I remember quite a few people labeling me as naïve. Therefore, if people are right, it must be true.

Yet, is it really that bad?

Being naïve can have its advantages. Most people look at the negative side of naivety and do not consider there is a positive sign. Being naïve simply means that you have a very simple approach to life.

That explains me completely. I have a very simple approach to everything in my life. I do not like complicated things.

Walking out of Publix the other day I noticed the Girl Scouts had a table selling cookies. I tried walking by but as I passed a little girl with big brown eyes looked at me and said, “Sir, will you…” and before she could say, “buy some cookies,” I said, “Yes, give them all to me.”

I enjoyed those cookies, which was a result of my naivety. Of course, when I brought all those boxes of cookies home my wife looked at me, smiled and said, “The girls got you again.”

Because I am so naïve in many areas, I accept the fact that people are going to take advantage of me. I do not have to worry about my naivety because my backup plan is in full force. That backup plan keeps me from some major swindling efforts in my direction. I must say that that backup plan has been my rescue all through my life. Of course, I am naïve. Of course, I can quickly and easily be swindled. But, and this is a big “but,” my backup plan has never failed me yet. My simplicity in life has been guarded and protected by this wonderful backup plan. I can be naïve because I have an inner focus and not so much an outward focus. What is going on around me does not change what is going on inside me. That is why I depend a lot on my "Backup Plan.” This plan has been with me just about all my life and I do not know what I would do without it.

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