January 3, 2009
I don't know if there is such a thing as not being na´ve. I think everyone is na´ve, and when they say they aren't they are just trying to hide their fragility. I think all humans underestimate how fragile they are, how little their emotions can withstand. So they drink early, they do drugs early, they have sex early. Then they realize, maybe five, maybe ten years later that they shouldn't have, that they should have tried to stay innocent. But what is innocence? Is it natural, or is it the result of idleness that stems from the Industrial Revolution?