i used to believe - the childhood beliefs site
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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I Used To Believe The Monster Beverage/Energy Drink Was Monster Milk!
I Used To Believe That You Can Marry Your Sister Or Cousin As Optional!
I Used To Believe In The Scab Fairy, That She Would Pay You In Return For Those Scabs!
I Used To Believe Gibberish Was A Real Language, And I Thought I Was Fluent At Gibberish And I Came From A Country That Spoke Gibberish
Since I Am Autistic I Used To Believe The World Was In Categories Girls Don't Play/Watch Sports, Adults Can't Love Kid's Cartoons, Etc Until I Grew Up!
I used to believe I had a guardian angel named Salty... Salty because I didn't know if it was a boy or a girl
When I would hear my pulse in my ear, I thought there was a little person playing a drum. I thought this was what an eardrum was.
Before I knew inner monologues existed, I thought "getting a song stuck in your head" meant seeing the words in your head.
The singer, Pink, has a song called "So What" which has the lyric "I'm gonna drink my money". Its music video has her drinking at that part. I thought she was swallowing dollar bills and coins!
I thought carpool lanes were for cars...with pools. Could NOT understand how the water didn't slosh out. I definitely pictured the cars as limos.
I used to think it was illegal to eat spaghetti if you were not Italian
I used to believe that smoke detectors were secretly UFOs and that aliens were watching me when I walked through the hallway
In preschool I had a teacher named Mrs. White. She was an older woman with white hair, so I assumed her surname was a description of her hair color.
I used to think that a "pool shark" was an actual shark that lived in a swimming pool
I used to think that someone's birthday was when they could go back to being a baby for the day.
Wheni was 5,I used to believe that my toys were spirits and if i wouldn’t play with them they would haunt me.
I used to believe human mucus was healthy to ingest because it was gross, logically stemming from vegetables being gross, which I got from some tv shows.
Because of Pocahontas, I grew up believing Native Americans noises sounded like English to Native Americans.
When I was a child I used to believe that my parents WERE superheroes at night.
When I was a little girl, I used to believe that if you planted a banknote, a banknote tree would grow.