Growing up, I always considered the accusation of naivety to be one of the worst insults, but now I am having second thought. Perhaps life without a little naivety isn’t really lived.
I have a lot of discussions with some of my friends. We talk about subjects on which our opinions differ, but not because we want to prove that we’re right or something. I really think discussions can be a vital part of a friendship, although in most cases it isn’t.
Usually, though not always, complex things develop out of simple things. Some branches of life developed a nervous system, then a brain, and at some point some brains were complex enough to develop the notion of an inner world.