Naive idealism is a way of thinking characterized by solutions and beliefs that are very optimistic and positive but not realistic or well thought out. This type of thinking is typical of adolescents. Individuals who think this way believe that something will work out exactly as desired without actually thinking the plan through. An example would be a person who believes that their life would be perfect and without worry if they lived somewhere else, like the beach. They aren't thinking about real life consequences and situations, only the idealized version in their mind.