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when i was little i was confident that my mind didn't belong to my body and that is was only a question of exercise to use the body of other people as a container for my mind

Debby
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I used to think that every night i was transported to a different planet where everything was exactly the same as it was here,same house.parents school,everything-except i could never work out why my parents hadnt missed me!!(maybe iv was a wierd child and they liked the break?!

Jo U.K
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When I was 5 or so and asked my mom where I had come from, she said something to the effect that I came from high above (meaning heaven). Well, in our house, the living room is an addition that's two stories high, with a ceiling fan in the middle -- it was the "big room" to me. So one night I dreamt that I had appeared one day holding onto the cord of the ceiling fan in the big room, with my family standing on the floor looking up at me. They asked who I was, and I said, "I'm your new kid." I let go and they caught me, and I woke up convinced that that was how I was born.

J.J.D.H.
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One time I overheard my Mom and a neighbour talking about a teacher at our school being a "homosexual". Later I asked her what that meant and she said that he "fell in love with men, not women". I was in love with a boy from my class at the time and having learned a fancy word I kept telling my friends I was a homosexual.

I'm a girl by the way.

Trinity
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I used to be positive that when I left the room, my parents would turn into glowing green skeletons. They would then begin to plot against me. I used to try to catch them transforming all the time! Opening and closing the door on them real fast didn't work. :(

Jess
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During my not-so-bright years, I often thought girls were aliens from some distant planet. They were sent here a hundred years ago to this earth to ruin mens lives like the mythological Circe. I've always blamed this on my 1st grade teacher who told us the story of Pandora, the first women in greek myths who was sent as a beautiful punishment for mankind. Convinced that this was true, I tormented boys with all my might. My younger brother and male classmates being the ultimate victims. I spent a long time planning the perfect ways to destroy the species of men until my mission on earth was complete.
It wasn't till I was I got my first boyfriend that I realized that I was wrong. We weren't from another planet, MEN were.

KT
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The little girl i babysit for, Jessie (four years old) is often the source of much wisdom. Here's one of our more recent conversations:

Jessie: I'm half Irish because Daddy's mostly Irish, and Mommy's everything else.
Me: so what's your other half?
Jessie: well, my middle name is Rose, so...i guess pretty.

Chris
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I used to believe when I was little that I was the only person that could talk to the wind. I would go into a little corner outside and make whispering noises at the sky...All the other kids believed me!

HeadInTheClouds
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When I was about 4 or 5, I used to think, that if I went through a different door or gate (like in the store or zoo) than my mom, that when we came out on the other side, I would be in a different dimension and that the mom on this side was evil!! LOL!

Linda
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When I was about 6yrs old, my Grandmother would always tell us stories. One night she revealed our family secrets to my brother and I.....we were really cartoon characters! I was the rabbit from Alice In Wonderland, She was Sleeping Beauty, My Grandpa - Prince Charming and the list goes on for every family member. So naturally I went to school and bragged about our family secret and everyone thought it was so cool. Now, about 17yrs later I told my Grandmother that I let everyone on our secret because I thought it was true at that time.....her jaw dropped with disbelief and couldn't believe that we fell for her made up stories.

Anon
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I grew up with tons of sci-fi playing all the time on our TV so I was very familiar with the idea of alternate dimensions. At one point I convinced myself that I was constantly travelling through dimensions and any time I was wrong about something, it wasn't that I was wrong, it was that I was now in a dimension that was different from the one I had been in earlier.

Stephen
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My aunt Helen told my cousin Shane when he was a toddler that he was a prince and she was his humble servant. He really thought he was a prince until kindergarten, when all the kids made fun of him for thinking he was a prince.

The Idiot's Cousin
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i used to (and on occasions still consider it to be a viable explanation for many things that happen in life) think that my life was a series of very complex scientific experiments, and real life was something completely different altogether. i used to think everything was planned- to the last detail- like the period i would study in history, tv programs, the concept of money, everything. and all my family and everyone in contact with me were highly important "actors" in the tests. i used to think that one day they would terminate the experiment and id discover that everything i'd known wasn't actually true.




i also used to think i had some obscure illness or condition that would give me an excuse for when i screwed things up, came last on sports day, etc.



sometimes i wish i did...

rosie
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You know those planes that you see high in the sky on clear, starry nights, and they give off flashing red and blue lights? This could only confuse me--- the stupid and unbelievably gullible little Star Trek fanatic when I was about age 9-10. I was SURE that the plane and it's flashing lights was USS Enterprise from far far away!! Being such a fanatical dork, I believed that I was once an honored member on the Enterprise, and for reasons unknown was left behind on a mission, and stranded on earth! (My life sucked at this era in my life anyways) However, whenever I saw a flashing plane go by, i would shout, hoot and holler, and wave my hands in the air like a moron--- hopeful that captain Kirk would see me from way high in the sky. No matter how much my parents tried to disuade me from this bizzar phase, I would just tell myself--- "They're just jealous" Surely they knew of my past "greatness". One day, I got myself embarrased one camping trip when we were in the country in a HUGE field. I saw one of the planes go by again, and this time it was a lot lower to the ground. I started to run after it like I was crazy--- tripping over myself, and yelling at the top of my lungs. I only succeded in falling into a marsh, and getting massive poison ivy. Everyone laughed thier asses of when I said "I was sure Kirk could see me, he was just ignoring me." They still tease me abou it to this day; pointing at flashing planes, and telling me "There's your destiny!!! Go get it!!!! You ARE the space MASTER!!!--- I THINK I CAN SEE CAPTAIN KIRK FROM HERE!!!" They usually get a whack in the groin.

The girl from far far away
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When I was little I thought that we were 'dollpeople' to giants and that we wouldn't be able to live without them and that they were 'dollpeople' to bigger giants etc.

Giants
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I have a great mom, and I love her very much. But when I was little I guess I had those, 'really I'm a princess and my kind and queen parents are out there missing me' daydreams that a lot of kids have. I'm not sure what it was that convinced me it was true, but somewhere the line between make believe and reality blurred, and I became convinced it was true. I kept it a secret, though, because I figured I was supposed to. Until one day I got mad at my mom for making me go to my room or something. And as she turned to walk away I yelled, "I like my other mom a lot better than you!" Obviously she was a little confused by this and told me I did not have another mom. Which reminded me that she was right.

Brandi
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I used to believe if I jumped up and down in place,the earth would rotate under my feet,providing an easy mode of transportation.

Anon
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When I was younger I believed that my whole life was a dream and that some day I was going to wake up as a baby.

I also used to think that humans were part of giants doll houses and that the giant kids controled every thing everyone did.

Anon
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I used to believe that the harry potter worl dwas real...

Whenever something was oddly convient around the house (like my shoes were next to eachother neatly by the door) i thought they were there becuase of house elves.

I also believed that when i was 11 i would go to hogwarts.

i was probably 6 or 8 at the time.

almost magic
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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...

Ian
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