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I thought that "tomorrow" was one of the days of the week
When i was three or four, i had a friend called Lucy that lived round the corner from me. on the way back from Playgroup, as her parents had taken her home and mine had me, i remember driving past their house and wondering what she was doing now. Thinking it would be far too complex for her to be existsing where i couldn't see her, i convinced myself that once Lucy wasn't with me, time stopped for her. she was in her house, but was doing nothing but standing still. i could go on living and would carry on as normal, but the rest of the world, pah! Talk about egocentric!
I used to believe that a dynasty lasted for a thousand years and when my father told me that it was the length of time that a chinese emporor ruled I thought they were really special men to be able to live for so long!
When I was 6 I used to think there was never a future because it's always present and there might not be a future. -(Hey-I was smart.Never thought of it liked that did ya?)
I used to belive that when it was 11:56pm or like that i thought it was eleven fifty-six o'clock.
When I was little, my mom and my aunt used to exaggerate when they talked about late we had stayed up, and they would always say, "We stayed up till 5 o'clock in the morning!"
I remember having a really heated argument with a girl in pre-school one day when all the kids were bragging about how late they'd stayed up. "I stayed up till 11!" "I stayed up till 1 o'clock!"
I marched proudly to the center of the circle and declared, "Oh yeah? Well I stayed up till 5--o'clock--in the morning!" I beamed and waited for the shock of the others.
Much to my disappointment, their expressions stayed the same and this girl argued, "Well I stayed up till SIX o'clock in the morning!"
I rolled my eyes. "You can't stay up later than 5 o'clock in the morning."
For some reason I had been led to believe that 5 am was the latest it could possibly get.
I used to believe thats people knew some way of telling time I didnt. When they would say its 15 till always wondered how they knew what hour it was I thought it was just a gift I needed to learn
I used to believe that time travel would one day be possible. I spent years deciding where I would want to get sent back to. Should I do something fun like go to Woodstock, or see Lewis & Martin in Vegas? Or should I try to alter history like try to kill Hitler. Then I decided I would go back to when my mother was younger, and convince her to leave my father.
I always thought that after 1999 it would be 1990 again, but with different months and days of the week
I thought one minute is equal to ten seconds, but if you do more than one minute then it is multiply number of minutes by sixty to get seconds, I don't know why I thought one minute was a special exception to this rule... It doesn't make sence to me!
I always thought I had been born in 1888, not 1988, but my sister told me it wasn't possible because Jesus had been born in 1888.
In 1968, when I was 10, my friends and I used to talk about what life would be like in America in the year 2000. We were convinced that there would be flying cars, a solution to world hunger (so we wouldn't have to eat those yucky vegetables on behalf of all those hungry children in China/India/Africa/wherever), and special chutes in every home, with TV-like things where you could press a button to order anything you wanted, and it would come down the chute. (Bear in mind, home computers were still a pipe dream in 1968.)
i used to think there had to be more days than sun-sat and that my mom was just not telling me what they were....
Once I awoke in the night and the clock said 1:00, and I got scared because one hundred was the biggest number in existence. I couldn't go to sleep until I saw it change to 1:01.
I used to think the weekends were three days instead of two!
I believed that after midnight there were actually 12 more hours before the next day. Thus, I never understood why my mom always wanted me to go to sleep so early. I finally found out the truth when I confronted her about having to go to sleep so early.
This is a belief of someone else. I had a girlfriend that thought that everytime we had the Daylight Saving Time, it would drive our country to a different time from the rest of the world.
As I child... I thought time didn't REALLY exist. I thought that time was like a frame of a cartoon film : It wasn't moving, but it looked like it. I also thought your soul traveled through each frame in a different posistion each time.
I abandoned it until I read a book on the idea.
Growing up in Australia I knew we were 10 hours ahead of England, and almost a day ahead of America! Of course, that meant that we were in the future, which made us better than Americans. I remember specifically thinking that rollerblades, even though they were invented in America, would get to Australia a whole day before the Americans got them, which made us more advanced. That's early patriotism for you!
I can remember my Mom talking about long weekends when I was little and she was always planning for them. What I couldn't figure out was why certain weekends were longer than others, I can seriously remember trying to sit down and figure out if the extra hours were on the Sunday or the Saturday. This must have been before I started school - because before you go to school every day is a weekend!