Innocence-An Extinct Species

July 1, 2008 9:39pm CST
Is there any place for innocence any longer in this mundane world? Or is the natural death of innocence a desirable thing already? Has the world become so cunning, so fierce that innocence has become an obsolete concept? Tell me, what do you feel? Are we headed towards a world where even a newborn will have to contend for survival?
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@lynettebyc (2416)
• China
2 Jul 08
Hello, abhi, first I'd like to ask what has happened? If nothing happens you won't get all these questions, according to my own experience. Well, at least i have had these questions after something happened to my life or my friends' life. Maybe I can say we have gone extreme. It is really frustrated to go through the bad situation and then start to doubt the world, the people around me and also my value standard. The world is cunning but there's still innocnece exsist, although less and less. Newborn will not lose innocence i guess,but i do hope parents will not tell them those sophisticated experience before they've grown up.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
2 Jul 08
I would hope that a newborn would not have to contend for anything beyond its next meal from mother :) Innocence does however seem to be a thing of the past, and that is sad :(
@greysfreak (1385)
• United States
2 Jul 08
I am definitely still a strong believer of Innocence. I am 25 and while I am not perfect, I do consider myself fairly innocent. I always try to do the right thing, and most the time I try to believe that most people are basically good. I have had a detention when I was in school, I never did anything to get in trouble at home. I am probably the most innocent person I know. I definitely don't think that a newborn will ever have to do anything but be innocent, and taken care of. A newborn is the most innocent person, because they have not had to face the bad parts of life yet. Even the infants that almost die or are left alone can't possibly know what is going on. There is no way that infants could ever be expected to care for themselves. I think a child would at least have to be 5 or older to even be able to start to care for themselves in minor situations. I think by the time a person is 12 or 13 they are probably at the age and maturity that *if* something happened and they were left alone they could survive, but much before that I don't believe a child is developed enough to fend for themselves. And even after that, adult role models and parents are very important. Maybe it's just because I was always very protected growing up, sometimes maybe even overprotected, but I believe that parents are very important to a child, and children should not have to fight for survival, it is the adults job to protect them, in a civilized culture.