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What does it mean to live a sheltered life?


Question Posted Sunday August 28 2011, 1:28 am


My friend says Im naive and that I live a sheltered life, but I hang out with him all the time. I dont think Im spoiled either. What does he mean?


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adviceman49 answered Sunday August 28 2011, 2:45 pm:
Generally when someone says a person is naive what they mean is that person will believe almost anything someone tells them be it true or false.


Living a sheltered life means that you are sheltered from the world around you. Generally this means your parents have kept the worlds events and social problems hidden from you. Some parents even go so far as to shelter their children to the point that their children have no social graces from the lack of true interaction with their peers.


One of the greatest areas of sheltering done by parents to a child is in the are of sexual knowledge. Some parent subscribe to the theory the less their children know about sex the less chance they can get into trouble over sex.


Other ways of sheltering children is keeping them focused on schoolwork and after school activities to the point they have no time to see the world around them as it is. This is generally how a person becomes sheltered an naive.

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Amarete answered Sunday August 28 2011, 5:57 am:
Being naive means that you are innocent and more likely to believe anything people tell you. A naive person is also less aware of people's attempts to manipulate him/her for their own gain.

When someone calls you 'sheltered', they mean that you are unaware of most of the evil, illegal, or 'immoral' things that go on in the world. Some of these things aren't necessarily immoral, but some adults feel uncomfortable letting younger people know about them, so they try to hide them away.

Being naive and sheltered isn't totally a bad thing, depending on your age. It's good to enjoy your innocence while you have the chance, because you can never get it back once it's gone. But you may want to learn more about the world around you for your own protection.

Be careful with your learning, too. You don't have to do drugs, have sex, or anything else to lose your sheltered label. Just learn more about these things through reading or talking to an adult you trust, and don't let people push you into doing anything by calling you names or pressuring you. People like that just want to use you, and learning how to ignore them is one part of growing up. Good luck, and be careful.

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Xui answered Sunday August 28 2011, 5:04 am:
You've got a guard up, You protect yourself, Innocent, Cautious etc.

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