I had to grow up really quick, I think my childhood stopped roughly around nine when I realized neither of my parents where effective parents. But at the same time even though on a maturity level I know i surpassed many of my peers very quickly, I still to this day feel a bit childish when I think of my actions through how others must see them. But im reassured on almost a daily basis through the admiration and respect I inspire in my friends that if I might think that of myself, others definitely dont.
But I definitely agree I have almost something akin to child-like innocence when it comes to my idealistic view of the world. But at the same time, my brain can interpret this as something nice but fantastical and im able to look past it and see the real world.