Being naive isn't fun, it's confusing and people laugh at gullible and naive people, but not children because they are supposed to be naive. One way to be naive is to pretend that someone is really smart or has a Ph.D in everything. Typically people do not, but typically to them they are quite sure, we are all quite sure we know what we are talking about, but I try pretending that I'm not and they happen to know it all and in doing so I get really confused. I guess in really taking in another person's views it makes one more confused, but if confusion is the starting point of learning then maybe it is good, and so maybe by being naive we become less naive? If you ask people philosphical questions and really listen I find that many people are very happy to tell you exactly how the world works, and the more naive or attentively listening you seem to be the more they want and like discussing it. On the other hand sometimes I've had enough of being naive and most situations in life don't require the questionings and uncertainties of philosophical mindedness but sureness and action are better. What are some other ways of being naive, and more importantly I wonder if this is really a good thing?