In the words of Bill Atkinson, one of the first few employees of Apple, the force of naïveté is to be persuaded by the feasible prospect of goals that no one has ever achieved before.
As a kid, I loved lying on my bed, daydreaming how it would feel like walking the streets of a Western country. Now, as an adult, walking the streets of one of the best North American, and the most livable cities in the world on a daily basis has made me well aware of the brutal truth of this concrete reality.
Reality can be a dream killer. The more socially experienced that we become, the further we move away from some of our childhood aspiration. Clichés, such as sky is the limit or if you work hard, you can achieve anything, are no longer easily verbalized by us. We are made to accept that there are limits in our abilities, and there are boundaries in this world.
Although we are restraint by limits; however, it is still necessary for us to be continuously motivated by the ideal of unlimited potential. This is the dichotomous nature of the world, in which we inhabit.
Naïveté gives us the imaginative liberty to dream of a world, filled with unlimited possibilities. By protecting and nurturing our socially unencumbered naïveté, we may just be able to achieve a goal, which has never been realized before.