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I used to believe that my mind would at some point kick into "auto-drive", and I would be just like everyone else. Every year it didn't happen I thought for sure the next year.
when i was a kid. i believed that all religions were of the same god, 1 god. i also believed that death was something to rejoice, for it means we get to go to heaven. i also believed that i knew everything about life/ whilst having no opinion of anyone or anything. i also believed that children younger than me, could see ghosts, and at times, so could i. there comes point when each child must join the h,race. and forever be devoid of the consciousness we once had. when i was a child i believed the world revolved around myself, when i was a child i could see. NB- i have a photographic memory :). enjoy the life!!
I believed younger people preferred rock and roll, while preferring country music was just a natural part of growing old.
I couldn't wait to turn 20 so I could go through the Roaring 20's and be a flapper like my Grandma.
I used to believe that men drank beer and women drank wine.
When I was little, I saw my dad wearing a Hooters t-shirt while he was fixing the car, so I naturally associated the two things and thought Hooters was an auto repair shop. Whenever I'd hear my parents say something was wrong with the car, I'd always suggest, "let's go to Hooters!" i never understood why they'd shoot it down all the time until i finally realized what Hooters was when I was... 16
I used to believe that old people were wrinkly because they spent too much of their life swimming
Due to both of my grandmother's and my granny's friend being called Barbara, I used to believe that when a woman turned 50 (aka got old) she had to change her name to Barbara. I really wasn't looking forward to my 50th birthday...
When I was about 5 I asked my parents why vegetables were good for you, and they said 'they make you grow big and strong.' I got confused and thought they meant you got older, and i really wanted to be older than my sister! (shes 2 years older than me) after about a year of practicing this, our birthdays came! (my birthday is Jan 8, my sister's is Jan 10) And my birthday came first! I was so happy and convinced I was now bigger and older than her - and very annoyed when everybody said I wasn't!
I used to think that people never died and that they kept growing so that they were as tall as giants and their fingernails grew to longer than buses. I also thought the sun was a giant lightbulb. (I was 5.)
For a long time when I was little I didn't understand the difference between your left and right and the left and right of someone that was facing you. In dance class, our teacher was always saying stuff like "my left, your right", and somehow I took this to mean that all adults' left & right were reversed from kids'.
I used to believe that I could control the outcome of a situation if I thought the opposite was going to happen. For instance, if I needed to ask my dad for money, I would imagine him telling me no then he would say yes. I didn't realize how terribly wrong I was until I turned 15 and he told me to get a job.
When i was about 4, i had heard about inches and knew they measured how tall you were, but i hadn't heard anything about feet, other than the ones i walked on, of course.
One day, an old friend of my mom visited. She hadn't seen me for a while and said "wow, your growing up. Youve grown another foot since i saw you last!" I began to panic and desperately looked at my feet. Then i looked at my moms friend and angrily accused "your lying, i still have 2!"
I thought that after turning 18 people are not allowed to get anymore christmas presents.
When I was little I believes you changed your name when you got older or married as all the adults had lames like Irene, Valerie, Neville, Brian - no one little had names like that so I thought you got to pick another one when you got older.
When I was about 5 I believed people didnt stop growing, so when I was told my great gran was in her 90s i thought she'd be taller than a house
I used to believe that grownups were born grownups and children would always be children and that grandmas and grandpas were just people who cared for you that were old and I never realized that they were your parents parents and I never realized there was such thing as "growing"
My dad told me that when he was little, he looked up at his own dad and asked, "When I'm grown up like you, will my feet still reach the ground?"
When I was little, I was told that people become shorter when they are old. My goal was to live to be 300 years old so I could fit into my doll house and go down water pipes like waterslides.
When I was little I used to be scared of growing up. This was because I thought that at a certain age you would be kicked out of home and you would have to find a family. I thought you would have to ask random people on the streets if they would like to be the Aunty, Dad or Mum e.t.c in your family. Growing up sounded really scary!