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When I was little, about 3 or 4, my brother, who was like 7 at the time, told me I was actually a boy but my parents really wanted a girl so they just pretended I was one. I believed him for a long time.
When I was in grade school (i think 2nd) i thought there was a second playground you can go to by running 3 laps in the grass, then moving to the center and jumping up and down 10 times, and then going to the basketball court and winning a One (you) on Eight game. I then thought millions of trap doors would appear that only you and people who have found the secret playground could see. You then had to find the right one to get to the second playground. I actually did this once and i was dissapointed when trap doors didn't appear.
As I would walk home from the bus stop (all by myself), I used to sing songs...("this is me walking home from school/I learned math today/etc etc etc)...I did this because I wondered if people were watching my life on tv and I wanted to make my life into a musical (this was way before The Truman Show ever came out)
When I was about 5 years old, I was a big fan of Sesame Street. One day my older brother told me that if I took a crescent wrench and closed the jaws of it on my nose and pulled real hard, I could take my nose off just like Bert and Ernie used to do. I tried for an entire afternoon before my mother came home from work and stopped me. By then, my nose was black and blue.
When I was younger, and didnt want anyone to see me, I would close my eyes and figured if I couldnt see them ,neither could they!
I used to believe that my life was the dream of a giant. I was terrified that he would wake up and I would die.
I used to believe I would be able to fly when I grew up. Sometimes I think that still might be truth.
When I was about 6 or 7, I was convinced that in a previous life, I was a ballet dancer in Europe during WWII because I kept having these dreams about a ballet dancer being around a bunch of (usually very depressed) GI's. Of course now that I'm a grownup, the fact that at the time, I was taking ballet classes at the time, and my dad's favorite TV program then was "COMBAT!" I'm sure had nothing to do with that... :)
to the silent embarassment of my family, when i was seven, i used to believe that if i wore this special gray jacket and walked around the block ten times, i would get the strength of ten men for ten minutes. now the first couple of times it wasn't too bad but when my three younger brothers started to tell me to give it up, well ... it took perserverence.
When I was about 5 I believed that I could make my finger light up if I removed the bulb from a lamp and stuck my finger in it. So I went and actually tried it. Didn't quite light up the way I expected...
I used to belive that if i dug in a grassy slope in my playground i would find treasure.
By some bizzare coincidence, some kid from years ago had buried marbles and foreign coins and old coins there and my friend and i made a pact to bury it all again when we dug it up, because it belonged to someone else who thought it precious enough to keep it hidden.
I passed by the place last week, a wall has been built up over our trasure trove. And its safe forever now.
Thanks to The Little Mermaid, I used to believe that someone's voice was actually a golden, misty sphere of light. I used to stick out my tounge and look in the mirror to see if i could see it sparkling. I also used to believe that if I hung upside down it would fall out.
When I was about four I believed that everybody could see their own face. I would make myself go dizzy from being cross-eyed for so long in an attempt to see my face. I began crying in frustration that I was the ONLY person on Earth that couldn't see their own face clearly.
When i was little, i believed that "burglars" were little people that lived in the grass in everyone's backyards during the summer, because that's when people would make 'burgers' outside and it drew them to your yard. i would search relentlessly for them.
When I was about 11 years old I became very good friends with my new next door neighbor. Together we'd tell eachother secrets and girl talk, (all that good stuff.) Well, she told me that she was secretely half wolf, half human. She said whenever there was a full moon she'd actually turn into one. I was a little suspicious at first, but it seemed like the more she told me she was, the more I actually believed her. I believed her, but once my suspicions came back...I knew I was being way too gullible! That same summer about a month later I asked her if she was really telling the truth, she laughed and said that she was joking. She couldnt believe I actually believed her!
I used to believe that if I wanted to, I could take a plane up to the sky, and sit on a cloud without going through. For hours Id be swinging on my swing in my backyard staring at the sky, day dreaming of sitting on a cloud.
When I was in the first grade, our teacher played this song called "Spooky Stew" during October. She played it every day and, although I enjoyed it, it had a negative effect on my brain.
Every night, when my parents were giving me a bath, I would totally freak out a start screaming and stuff because I believed that I was in a big vat of "Spooky Stew". My parents had to talk to my teacher and tell her to stop playing the song. Man, were my classmates ticked!!!
When I was about 5 or 6 my pet goldfish arthur died and when I came home from school to find an empty bowl, my possibly evil big brother told me that he had flown (yes flown) to the bottom of the garden with his fish family in the tree whilst also wearing a yellow rain mac, matching hat and boots. I thought this was the coolest thing and told all the kids in my class and my parents were called in as the teachers thought I was "special". He also told me he was my teacher and used to dress up as a nun every day.... yet again I believed it... doh
i used to believe that the world couldn't have possibly started before i was born.
When I was 5 I use to believe if you closed your eyes and spun in a couple circles, that when you stopped you would be invisible.