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When at around 2-3 years old - I was at Montevideo as a son of the Soviet diplomat - and I trust this experience had been some basis for my quite deep and sophisticated thought about what life for me is... and is THIS LIFE at all FOR ME??? or I am just a "weird accidential appearanace of my soul" during someone's REAL LIFE.
Time passed by - I grew up and even now - I am sure - the Life around is many ways similar to what Matrix movie has explained as "shell" mode.
The joy and pain of this life of course is what was absorbed by our (I belive - multidimential!) brain.
we all are well trained to "mute" our real feelings in the course of day to day route from baby to grave.
The Universe will be still there wnen we die - while we are sure the "real us" will never die - and for me this is something not very religious - the feeling iniside is "my own" and I can inderstand that lots of people would agree to share this sweet experience and for me every thinking as above - is enlightening my soul and I start to distance from everyday "stupid" deeds, going at work, breakfast, transport.
Only going to sleep at night remaing one of the "real" things - and this is a "right connection" towards sweet and "awaken" feelings as whan I was kid.
I wish all of us stay kids in our heart and be open to society as much as we can agree to be. Openness creates OCEAN of GOOD and HAPPY BEING.
I may sound weird and even lost of mind :) - while I am trying as I said to be OPEN]
Oleg from Moscow
When I was a child I used to believe that there is a person on the moon who is watching us with a telescope all the time.
Since they have earthquakes on earth, I believed that they had Marsquakes on Mars, Saturnquakes on Saturn, and so on.
I thought that there was this one star in the sky that would instantly turn you into an oven if you looked at it. For 2 years I was afraid of looking at the night sky
When I was a child I thought that if I climbed the mountain I could touch the moon and get to it because I saw it right above the mountain
I used to think Uranus was made of uranium,Pluto made of plutonium,Neptune made of water(cuz of the name and color),and Mercury made of mercury (the metal)
I used to believe that the full moon was God's flashlight.
The scariest time to me, was in 3rd or 4th grade when they tell you we are living on a ball, that is spinning around, for day and night. Revolving around the sun, and at the same time we're careening through space. WOW.
When i was 5 or 6 i saw a video about black holes and i thought that the earth was gonna be sucked up by oneand here is a cool fact about black holes light cannot even excape.
My classmate used to believe that the earth would travel partway around the sun and then stop and rest and that's what our four seasons were.
I used to believe that when I was in the car the moon moved with me.
I used to think that the moon and stars were holes in the sky that you could see heaven through.
I used to think the sun and the moon were the same thing. When it changed back and forth, that was what caused daytime and nighttime.
I used to think that when I went outside at night with a flashlight and pointed it at the sky, that I was "making" a new star. And that for every time I turned the flashlight off and on while pointing at the sky I was making more and more stars.
When I was about 4 years old, I believed that I had never actually seen a real star and I thought the sky were just "dots"
I used to believe that the sky was another dimension and if you jumped high enough you would fall up forever. I also that since the moon was in the day as well it would have life and at night everything died.
I had a huge discussion in 2nd grade standing at the globe. The other person said we live on the outside of the globe. Duh- we live on the inside! Besides if we lived on the outside how would we not just fall off into space?!!
My mind was blown when I found out that we live on a giant ROUND planet. Like many people, I used to think the world was flat, because that is how it looks. (It's obviously an illusion caused by how small we are, compared to the planet.)
When I was about 5, my brother told me that clouds didn't move. They just looked like they were moving because the Earth was rotating.
I used to think that those jets that leave lines in the sky were actually rockets going to space. when they were flying "down", I assumed they were crashing. I was always worried that one was going to crash into our house.