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    I used to believe in Santa Claus.

    My dad made it so real for me. My dad said to leave Santa cereal with fudge syrup so I did. Thinking back, I should have known lol because that's what he likes. Also, my mother used to tell me that when she was a child, you could poke the people in the TV screen with a stick...
    colormepnk colormepnk 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    The Egg And The Chicken

    At the age of about 5 or 6,I somehow got the idea that chickens would hatch out of the eggs in our kitchen if they were kept for long enough.So one day I sneaked an egg out of the cupboard,hid it under my bed,then checked every day to see if a chick was pecking its way out...
    craig7 craig7 66-70, M 12 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    I thought I was a boy

    because I sounded like one.
    gingerru gingerru 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Well, I believed a lot of stupid things,

    and most of them nobody even told me, I thought them for no reason. I thought grown-ups never cried. I used to think that the sun went down every night and the moon and stars went up, but I thought that there was a split second of complete and total darkness in between. I also...
    Indigo27 Indigo27 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I believed that when 2 people fell in love it

    was suppose to be forever, wow was I young and silly.
    Tedsmith99 Tedsmith99 41-45, M Aug 20

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    I once believed that it was my fault,

    I blamed everything on my presence on this plane of existence. My parents fought all the time, even after the divorce, one day my grandmother let it slip that it was because my mom got pregnant and had me that they got married. The fighting got violent, and life seemed to go to...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F Jun 1

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    I believed if I stepped on a crack,

    it would break my mother's back. I stopped believing that when I found her still standing after I got mad at her once.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Very Stupid & Funny Children's Belief

    When I was a little kid my brother told me that spagetti grew like grass out of the ground that there were fields of it!! haha) I believed it for awhile!! Then when I realised it wasn't true I told my younger sister the same story & she believed it for awhile!! Lol, so funny.
    chellybelly chellybelly 51-55, F 73 Responses Nov 4, 2010

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    I used to believe in God

    and religion.
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I once believed flowers could talk to me.

    My brother told me if I talked to them long enough they would respond because they were just shy. I was really young haha :)
    SeekingGreatPerhaps SeekingGreatPerhaps 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    Heaven On The Moon

    When I was really little, 3 or 4, I thought that God lived on the moon. That he watched us from up there and that's where all the good people that died went. I thought the gray craters was some part of an elaborate robe or something he wore. Lol I would lay in the grass for what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    Helium comes from space.

    Of all the things to believe... Yup
    srgamesalot srgamesalot 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Anchors Away

    i'm gonna cheat a little here,and tell of something dumb my brother once believed.i've already "weighed in" with one of my own silly belief stories and "spect that this won't be the last you'll hear from me.excommunicate me if you must delete me if you can but.....my mom would...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 10 Responses Dec 18, 2011

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    That my husband was different to other men.

    He was honest and only had eyes for me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    I also remember driving in said Van with my dad

    and he opened a can of pop. I started bawling because I believed he might go to jail. I had seen signs on the side of the roads that said "Don't Drink and Drive"
    iamnottheonlyone iamnottheonlyone 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Stress - Fact Or Fiction

    There was a time in my life that I was so arrogant that I thought Stress did not exist!  I actually told a staff member who said that a particular job was too stressful that if they didn't want to do it to just say so.  I believed that stress was just an excuse to be lazy...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 56-60, F 7 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    Where Does Milk Come From

    When I was little I use to believe that.....White milk came from white cowsChocolate milk came from brown cowsAnd you could get both from a spotted cowIt made sense at the time!!!
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F 20 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    As a child, I'd often see signs at the side of

    the road 'Caution, plant crossing', I was convinced there would actually be trees and huge plants crossing the road.......stupid, but I was so disappointed then I learnt the truth!!
    MatureBabe MatureBabe 56-60, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    That if i ran too fast i would start flying.

    . Comee onn we all did lol.. Ohh and that life was in black and white before then people dropped a nuclear-like bomb that made everything coloured lol..okay this is weird now, bye !
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M May 12

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    i thought i could read peoples mind

    so long as they were sending me messages and they could read mine. i still do.
    Kingscommand Kingscommand 26-30, M Aug 19

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    I was convinced that hands didn't work

    for the first ten minutes of every day because I used to sleep in a position that made my hands fall asleep.
    DrLizzyFreud DrLizzyFreud 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I use to think the cigarette lighter in cars

    had a picture of a person riding on a sled instead the picture of a cigarette with a wisp of smoke coming from it.
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F May 22

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    Couldhelp Couldhelp 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    When I was younger people use to tell me people

    were black, not Brown! I never liked the term Black! Why do we have to be a color? Aren't we all just people?
    Krisco1970 Krisco1970 41-45, F Aug 19

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    I used to believe that

    if you put water down that little hole in the sink (no, not the drain, the other one) you were saving the dolphins. . . I have no idea where it came from.
    NalasTala NalasTala 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    When i was younger, my mom told me

    that chewing gum was just horse fat and that the flavors came from what the horses ate... I didn't chew gum for like three years lol.
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2014

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    Kris99 Kris99 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I believed that people used to enact the scenes

    from behind the screen. in the theatres xD
    aaditjain aaditjain 18-21, M 1 Response May 28

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    I used to believe there was

    such a thing as absolute truth.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T Jul 8

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    Haystacks

    When I was little, and before I actually met one, I thought that those haystacks sitting in fields and on farms were cows.
    fourthtot fourthtot 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    My Big Brother

    I grew up the youngest in a family of five kids. We were poor, which not only meant that I had to wear, ugly, outdated clothes and inherit broken toys (I could never get that damn mousetrap game to work!) It also meant, that if my brother and sister didn't have to go to school...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 26 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    My mum always used to say to me

    whenever I was misbehaving that she would phone for some people to take me away.
    BensonLahh BensonLahh 16-17, M 5 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    I Guess The Joke Is On Me

    Isn't it funny that a very young boy can spend so much time in skirts and dresses, in panties and petticoats, in curls and lipstick ...playing house with his sister, dressing as the princess at Halloween, attending church in your Sunday best dress, or shopping and cooking and...
    kayleew2000 kayleew2000 18-21 11 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    I used to believe that everyone got a happy

    ending, I believed that I would always have my friends and that I would always be happy... How stupid I was-EA</3
    EricaAudrey22 EricaAudrey22 18-21, F May 27

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    When I was little (~4 years old) I thought the

    seed inside the avocado was a squirrel's egg. I believed that for quite some while. I also believed that squirrels liked cocoa spread (the nutella of the 90s). I tried to feed it to them and was greatly dissapointed (and cried as well) when I discovered they don't eat it.
    CookieM0nsterr CookieM0nsterr 18-21, F Aug 19

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    That God Didn't Exist

    I used to believe that God didn't exist until I finally quit just believing what I was told was scientific fact and saw the evidence all around me and saw that science can not disprove God but only propagate theories and lies to "prove" he doesn't exist. The beauty and wonder of...
    sabrynabrooklynne sabrynabrooklynne 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    I believed that EP was a place

    where you could vent, share stories, and help others, but I was 100% wrong. This place is a party for pervs......
    imasweetheart imasweetheart 13-15, F 5 Responses May 12

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    That it takes 7 years

    for your stomach to digest swallowed gum :/
    EYESONLYFORU EYESONLYFORU 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    Making out & getting pregnant.

    It's my mom's fault. I blame it all on her shoulders. You see when I was growing up she used to read all these Harlequin romances and back then they were pretty tame. No graphic sex. So everything starting with the kisses that then turned into passionate makeout sessions...
    IntuitiveOne IntuitiveOne 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F May 14

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    When was little, I clogged the toilet.

    My said he would show me trick. He spit in the toilet and flushed it! So that's how I believed you unclog toilets. So I tried it in some recent years and learned that this doesn't work. I've flooded the toilet a couple of times, lol. Now I just use a plunger "like a normal...
    SplitGivanni SplitGivanni 18-21, F Aug 20

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    When I was 5 I remember my Dad said

    that Leprechaun's would cut through our back yard. We lived in the country and a mountain side was our back yard. He said they used the trail on the mountain to bring coins to the pot at the end of the rainbow. He had earlier went and planted quarters and dimes along the...
    iamnottheonlyone iamnottheonlyone 36-40, F Aug 19

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    Breastfeeding: When I was a child,

    I thought that since white women had white breast milk....that black women must have chocolate milk. And that red-haired women had strawberry milk. One of my more brilliant childhood theories.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 7 Responses