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I Used To Believe is a funny and bizarre collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all...

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First off i was a weird little child but this one stands out to me... i was around 5 or 6 and my mom had a close friend who had cancer so she would wesr wigs. They all got a kick out of me singing and dancing for them. Well one night they had an award ceremony for me and i gave an acceptance speech. I thanked my mom and everyone and then i told the friend thank you for being a great prostitute. ....lmao i thought that word sounded very important and professional lol they laughed their asses off and i stared at them like wtf lol

esperanza (from grown-ups : family)
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My grandmother is really ageist, and she said that nobody is really an adult until they're thirty-seven. I really thought it was true, and that the government was stupid for letting people vote and drive and own property before then. It was only upon discussing it in class that I realized that was horrible and oppressive and ageist. I still feel stupid and guilty for ever thinking that.

And to think I was a child prodigy.... I don't think so any more. (from people : lies)
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I used to believe I could control the weather. One day when I was about 7 my daddy was planning a fishing trip and wouldn't take me. We were watching the news and it was supposed to be sunny, I was so mad I couldn't go I wished it would rain. It did. I was so amazed with myself I wasn't even mad when he went anyway!

Melanie (from nature : weather)
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I used to believe that there was an giant hole right under the bathtub, which is where all the used water would go.

Anon (from at home : bathrooms)
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I used to believe every person was connected by thin threads, only when I became older I realized my mother was referring to DNA. This was when I was about 10 years old.

Anon (from science : chemistry)
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When I was about 5, my dad said he was going to get money out of his bank card. I thought I'd save him the trip and I snapped the card. Needless to say I didn't find any money in his card.

Anon (from the world : money)
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I used to think that memorial sites on the side of roads were graves, and their family buried them there because that's where they were run over and died

Marissa (from death : people)
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When I was little my aunt once told me that after cutting your nails you have to flush them in order to get rid of them and If you throw it on the ground or anywhere other than the toilet, an evil spirit (jinn) would appear and will take you to its underground prison. I was terrified I never dared to throw them anywhere else no matter how tired I was. I believed this until I was 14

Ammaila (from body parts : general)
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I used to believe that people who resolved to quit smoking "cold turkey" as a New Year's resolution chose the timing because of all the cold turkey left over from Christmas.

Anon (from bad habits : smoking)
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When I was a kid, I thought the musical Mamma Mia did songs from the A*Teens (the teenage version of Abba)

Anon (from music : pop stars)
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