Originally Posted by Galt
While I admire your spirit, I find your hopeful positivity and optimism horribly naive. I respect your attempts to walk the walk, but as with most of my Buddhist friends, I resist the temptation to challenge your cheerful outlook too
often with my cynical perspective on reality. I consider it something akin to kickin' a puppy. You are the ying to my yang mang.
Between the two of us we have a pretty balanced act , I agree
Could I ask you why I'm naive?
It's not like I've lived in a bubble my whole life and haven't had to challenge many assumptions/observations about that life along the way, as I was and as I am now.
In my 20s, I imagine I may have found myself agreeing with many of the assertions you make....
But something changed inside of me and grew.
So I don't really like the naive comment man.... it's starting to get into the dig area, as opposed to making a comment and explaining what you meant, which is why I am asking you now, cause I know you aren't making a dig at me.
What if I were to say as a cynical person who has found renewed hope in my life, that you're way were naive and didn't leave much room for the mystery of life to live in?
But please.... tell me why I'm naive, in your view.
Naive=stupid/foolish as I've heard it used most and I hope that isn't what you are saying.