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i used to think the dots you see in front of your eyes were magic sparkles - if you collected them by keeping your eyes shut instead of losing them by opening your eyes and letting them out, you would learn how to fly =)
I used to believe that when my mom was out shopping, and I concentrated really hard on an advertisement for some kind of toy (barbie (accessories) most of the time), she would acutally come home having bought me the desired toy.
Because my mother would always point at the crosswalk sign just as it switched to the "walk" signal when we were about to cross the street, I thought she had a magic talent because whenever I pointed the sign just ignored me. It took me a long time to figure out that it was just timing the red lights.
As a child I used to believe that I am special. I covered one of my eyes and thought I can see through my hand.
I used to belive that kids had powers and if you didn't master them quick you'd lose them.
I used to believe that if I thought about it really hard, I could move stuff with my mind like in the Matrix. I took a spoon out of the drawer and stared at it for 10 minutes straight hoping it would bend. No luck. I also thought this was how I could fly. That didn't work either. Thinking only gets you so far I guess.
I used to believe that you could hold your breath as long as you wanted. My dad could hold his breath for years. It seemed like years...unfortunately, I learned to tell time on a watch. Sooo, we are talking, maybe 1:40 seconds, tops.
When i was around 8 or 9 i had been to the clinic and i had an eye test.
My eyes weren't too good but i didn't need glasses and i had been told i had rugby shaped eyes which is uncommon.
Everyone i knew had round eyes.
So for about a year i went round pretending i had special eyes and when ever a car went past i would look inside the car window and kinda open my eyes really wide and see there future (Like Neji out of Naruto the anime.. if u have seen it.) and the drivers would just give me a weird look.
Then one day my brother tried doing it but i told him u cant do it because u have round eyes so then he faked to my mum that he needed an eye test.
So off we go to the clinic again and guess what... there was nothing wrong with his eyes but he had rugby shaped eyes.
I was so jealouse so i thought whats the point in having a special power if someone who u see everyday has the same one.
So as i got older as now im 16 i thought wow them drivers must of thought i was weird haha.
When I was younger I honestly though that I could make a shrinking machine with my Receiver, VCR & a Microphone.
When I was a year old, I believed if I hid my face, my mother couldn't see me because I couldn't see her.
i used to wish for special powers all the time... pretending...
my brother told me he could fly, become invisible, lift refridgerators,... etc...
i was so jealous!!!
now years later i know he was lieing!
I used to believe that, since the only major visible difference between Superman and any other person was the cape, that his powers came as a result from that. I was also pretty sure that that tight feeling in my stomach that happened if I tripped a little going down the stairs quickly was what flying felt like.
So, putting two and two together, I thought that if I had enough speed and tripped going down the stairs while wearing my Superman cape from Halloween, I could sustain the flight indefinitely like Superman himself.
Luckily I was always too scared to really try it.
When I was a kid, I thought that I could fly if I jumped high enough- but that once I did, gravity would no longer work, and I would go flying off into space and die.
So I never jumperd very high unless I was indoors.
When I was little I used to believe my dad could grow a beard at will. That he could go upstairs fully shaven and come down and have a full beard.
When I was 4 my mum told me that I would be super strong if I eat spinach (just like Popeye). I didn't belived her so she said that we could arm wrestle after I eat it. I agreed and I won wvwry time... When I was 10, after long time, I ate spinach again and I asked her to arm wrestle. She told me that she let me win every time, and that that was for little kids... O_O I was SO disappointed..,
But I still like spinach...
I used to believe that I could fly. No reason behind it, I just really thought I could and that I had to keep it a complete secret.
You know the rays of light that you can see when you look at a lightbulb and squint your eyes? Well, when I was little I used to think those beams of light were the light's powers and if I held my hands up to it, their power/energy would be transfered to me. I stopped doing this when my aunt asked me what I was doing in front of everyone. xD
When I was little, one of my favorite movies was Kiki's Delivery Service. I used to think I was a witch just like Kiki, and I kept trying to fly on a broom. I thought it didn't work because my powers hadn't developed yet.
After I heard about dog whistles, I tried to see how high I could make my voice go. To my surprise, I could go up to a certain pitch and suddenly I couldn't go any higher- I thought I could make sound that was too high for a human to hear. I wen't around bragging about not needing dog whistles, and I didn't stop until I realized how stupid I must seem, based on peoples reactions.
I believed that when I was in the shower and I pressed really hard against my eyes for ages with my fists that when I opened my eyes I could briefly see into the "other realm" where there were Ghosts and such.
Unfortunatly I never saw any Ghosts in my bathroom and by the time I had ran out of the bathroom to see if there were Ghosts in any other part of the house my eyes had returned to normal. I'm not sure why I never tried doing that outside of the shower.