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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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When I was younger, my cousin used to try to convince me that I was adopted and I sometimes believed it."

Anon (from people : lies)
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As a child I used to think that the sea was infinite.

Anon (from nature : water)
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When I was in kindergarten, my teachers occasionally mentioned Mr. Mont, the school principal. A good ways into the year, we were told Mr. Mont was dropping by the classroom for a visit. And so he did, but imagine my disappointment when he turned out to be a human... since, for some strange reason, I'd been expecting a kangaroo. I'll never know why, but up until the point I actually saw him in person, every mention of Mr. Mont conjured up the mental image of a real, live kangaroo who was led around the school on a leash.

Anon (from grown-ups : work)
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When I was little I used to believe that my grandma's grey hair meant that she was going to die soon, that's why my mom always told her to dye her hair.

Kari (from death : people)
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My parents told me that the lottery was a contest where the winner got a million dollars, and I mistakenly assumed that ALL contests had a prize of a million dollars. Imagine my excitement when, over the morning announcements, I heard my name being announced as the winner of the 2nd grade environmental poster contest. As I waited in the principal's office to get my prize, I imagined how proud of my parents would be of me when I came home that day with a million dollars. Alas, the actual prize of a free book left me disappointed, but at least I learned an important lesson that day.

Opal (from the world : money)
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When I was younger, I used to think my dog was a spy and he tolded all my secrets to my mom.

Lilas (from animals : cats & dogs)
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When I was young I didn’t use to look out the window of my room because I thought there was an animal outside. I thought this because it was something that had occurred to my father so that I would not open the window.

Emma Juanpere (from animals : creepy crawlies)
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When I was a child I used to believe that if you wrote a letter to the stork you would have a sister or a brother.

Miruna (from grown-ups : family)
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When I was a child, I used to believe that I was inside of a TV show, just like in the movie Truman Show. I used to think that people were robots programmed to be my friends or my enemies, to help me or to let me down, that they didn't have real feelings and that they just pretended to feel emotions and think.

Anon (from kids : i'm different)
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As a little girl I used to think that the world was magical.

Anon (from the world : places)
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