When I was little I used to believe that if I ran, the rain wouldn't catch me. Or if I stared at an animal, it would respon me, for example, with a bark
for a while I had a theory that we are all just toys in a giant dollhouse and the cars were some kids remote control cars and those people made different locations so us (the dolls) could go places. I thought that might be true but I wasn’t sure.
I once believed that if I wore my Halloween costume to bed, I'd wake up as the actual thing.
When I was around 8 or so, I made a poster with a list of instructions and tried to give it to my family. It said to make 2 copies of the poster and give them to someone else until everyone on the planet had one. They were then to report to the North Pole the following weekend (as in the weekend after I made the poster).
Once everyone was there, I planned on somehow opening a portal to a new universe, which would also have new laws of physics written by me (I had this image in my head of me typing these laws onto a computer). Among the laws were that no one could ever die and every fictional universe ever created would be made real. Once we arrived in the new universe, I planned on ruling over it as President.
I had a different version of the "Everyone but me's an alien" belief. I did think there were other humans and I had to find them, but adults were "good aliens" who'd give me clues as to the humans' location, and the kids were "bad aliens," sent to misguide me and make things tougher.
I'm autistic but nobody told me until I was eight. Up until then, people described me as "special" or "different" and I thought that meant I was destined to save the world some day.
When I was younger I used to believe everyone was robots and that I was the only human. That there were other humans but I could not find them and I needed to
When I was about 5, I thought you could get free paper from a printer. I thought that if you don't type anything and then click the "print" button, you could get a blank piece of paper without going to the store and purchasing it with money. I thought I was a genius, since nobody had ever thought of it before, until after a few days ago when our printer ran out of paper. That's when I discovered that you need to put paper inside the printer and that paper doesn't just magically come from printers.
When i was younger i believed i was the star of the entire world
I used to think I was a Waterbender (ya know, like Avatar) because when we went to the public pool and I was playing with the water, I noticed that if you push up under the water, the water jumps up a bit. Uneducated little kid I was, I thought "woah, I can control water!" I know now it was just displacement of water and I'm not a superhuman. I also thought this because I could see, talk, and hear underwater. Blissfully unaware that everyone ELSE can see, talk, and hear underwater too.
I'm autistic, and I used to believe taking some of my sister's food while she was eating it was sharing.
I thought being mentally challenged meant you couldn't do any challenges with people
When I was young, I used to think the Santa Claus existed. With my brother, we put flour on the floor. The next day, we checked and there were footprints in the flour.
One day, when I was 13, my father told me it was him
who made the footprints with his boots.
I was frustrated but it was funny.
I used to believe than the moon was in cheese... then I grew up... and watched a documentary too. This imagination... Astronomy hides many surprises !
i once had in mind that i might be the only person that was real (solopsism), because i was me and could only see through my eyes? i dunno. it was weird. i'm over it now.
Since I'm black, I thought that i had a higher chance of being caught if i stole something from a store or something
My parents said I could be anything I wanted to be, so I said i wanted to be an octopus. My parents said that means you can choose your job, not species. I then started screaming "But mommy, i want to become an octopus!" and my mom would say "No you can't, changing your species is not possible" and we argued about that alot. hehehehe
When I was 7 or 8 my mom told me that you could be anything you want to be. I believed she meant literally enything, so i wanted to become a meerkat when i grow up. When the teacher would tell me on career day what i want to be, i would say "a meerkat!". I got disappointed when i never saw a real meerkat on career day, but it was fun.
when i was in the primary school i used to believe that i was an indistructible robot, but one day a classmate hit me, it hurt me, and i cried.
I remember at a very young age, realising that I was significantly more intelligent than children of my own age, and far more empathic, meaning I would never truly fit in as we weren't on the same level.