Naive vs. Idealism

I see the possibilities that someone is trying to gain power over me. That they may mislead me. That they may not care about my well-being. If it only costs me a few extra dollars, or a meal that I don’t enjoy as much because they were forced to recommend the highest margin items for one reason or another, I’m okay with it.

This isn’t the same an naivety. Naivety is not seeing the scam. Not recognizing what is happening. Being manipulated easily.

Instead of squeezing every dime out of every transaction. Or calling everyone out on every single indiscretion, I work on idealism. Unless we start behaving ideally, it’s hard to have an ideal world.