I Want to Know What Completely Stupid Thing You Once Believed

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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    That people like Trump were the good guys.

    Yeah, I know. Not proud of it...
    Shardsofsorrow Shardsofsorrow
    31-35, F
    Mar 6

    that karma exists and people

    who do bad things will suffer the consequences - and those who try to do the right thing will have the right thing done by them pfft
    isshereal isshereal
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 7
    Addy123x Addy123x
    13-15, M
    1 Response Feb 4

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses Oct 22, 2013

    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

    i believed i could be an anime character

    or atleast act like one still do buuut it tends to mess with my chances of meeting a nice girl... im a bit quirky
    ThreeHGlasses ThreeHGlasses
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 7

    I believed that if I jumped off the window sill

    and flapped my arms really hard I could fly.
    sindyloub sindyloub
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Jul 29, 2012

    I used to believe in God

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

    Fingernail Worms.

    My neighbors apparently hated when I bit my nails when I was little, because they led me to believe that if I swallowed the pieces of bitten off nail, they would turn into worms in my stomach.
    fourthtot fourthtot
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 23, 2012

    When I was young, I believed dragons were real.

    They were in movies and cartoons. We went to the zoo and I wanted to know where the dragon was. ūüźČ
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 4
    kevinab17 kevinab17
    31-35
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015
    Kris99 Kris99
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Dec 17, 2014

    That I could have a happy life with a man .

    .whom turned out very different than what I expected
    aradia11 aradia11
    56-60, F
    Mar 5

    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
    sugarfooties sugarfooties
    66-70
    8 Responses Jan 25, 2015

    Religion. I had that thing shoved down my throat

    since my birth. But I grew up and saw it for what it was, nothing more than a fairy tale.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    Mar 5

    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!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 21, 2015

    Loads, mostly lies my mom told me growing

    up(she was a sociopath, and pathological lier): >That she could read my mind. (tested that, and nope). >That the bank "lost" my money. Not to call the bank directly, and just prove it to her, which scholarships I deposited, so she could call the bank and get it fixed. I got...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 8

    when I was younger I use to think

    that women was able to just get pregnant on their own. lol. I wanted a little sister and I would tell my mom "just get pregant", as if it was some sort of magic trick... lol
    Jose020 Jose020
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    I used to believe that voting would make a

    difference. What a fool I was.
    traveler440 traveler440
    46-50, M
    Feb 4
    insanityrunsinthefamily insanityrunsinthefamily
    51-55, F
    Mar 6

    I once believed that

    if I got married, my life would be bliss. What??!!
    Rrrrrocksteady2016 Rrrrrocksteady2016
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 8

    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
    11 Responses Jul 27, 2010

      god...........

    ....................
    Fool1233 Fool1233
    13-15, F
    Jan 6

    I had a whole bunch of 5 cent coins

    and said to my mom WOW this is $100!!! I was 12.
    gaxle gaxle
    13-15, F
    Jan 7
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 3

    There was these rocks

    and they looked a bit different from normal rocks and my brother told me that they were actually alive and they moved slower than snails and chased people and if you put them on your ear they'd suck your brain out.
    ObviouslyNotHuman ObviouslyNotHuman
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2015

    When I was really young I thought

    that a car was just a place to sit as the world moved around, taking us where we needed to go. Ah, I miss not knowing **** about gasoline prices.
    BillytLovette BillytLovette
    22-25, M
    Feb 4

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

    That abusers can change.

    ...well some do, most never will.
    Mel3210 Mel3210
    18-21, F
    Jan 8

    tried to please someone by not being

    who I am. when I really should of been an a* hole that I am.
    Navae Navae
    18-21, F
    Jan 8

    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
    4 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    I didn't know until a few years ago

    that the interstate highways in my state didn't just naturally happen to be situated between the bluffs. My mom had to tell me the bluffs had to be blown away with dynamite to make way for the interstates. I'm almost 41. Lol.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 8

    I used to think people would like me

    for who I was… I can easily understand why they don't… That was completely stupid, right ? ^^
    AlaRubra AlaRubra
    16-17, T
    2 Responses Mar 5

    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
    16-17, F
    3 Responses May 12, 2015

    I once believed life could be an enjoyable

    experience and being an adult would be fun
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 7

    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

    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, 2015

    I used to think you could only get married to

    someone who had the same last name as you, so that's why people ended up with the same last name.
    MisAnalogy MisAnalogy
    16-17, F
    Oct 17, 2015

    I once believed that it might actually be

    possible that some omniscient being could read my thoughts. LOL!
    KatieTreat KatieTreat
    51-55, T
    1 Response Jun 24, 2014

    The Bible............

    ...........................
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    41-45, M
    Jan 7
    TheUnseenSameIsTheTbfhest TheUnseenSameIsTheTbfhest
    22-25, T
    1 Response Jan 7

    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

    Being Dead

    When i was a kid i believed i was a ghost. This kid at my babysitters had me convinced i was a ghost, he told me that i died when i was a baby but my mom and dad still loved me, so i became their ghost child. It made sense to me at the time. I thought that i didnt have any ghost...
    silvercyanide silvercyanide
    18-21, F
    31 Responses Mar 7, 2011

    I used to believe that a ham was an animal.

    You know, you've got your chickens, your roosters, your hens, your hams... I only learned that it came from a pig sometime in High School. You'd have thought I would have learned that it didn't exist after multiple Thanksgiving's and not ever having seen a picture of a ham in...
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate
    18-21, F
    Feb 4

    Someone said something about how a light bulb

    consumes more power when being turned on than while it remains on. Of course, being young at the time, I didn't know about how electricity works - resistance, reactance, inductance, etc. So I interpreted that to mean it used a LOT more power. And when I got mad at my mom, I...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat
    51-55, T
    2 Responses May 12, 2015

    That it takes 7 years

    for your stomach to digest swallowed gum :/
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 11, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jun 6, 2012

    These were the weirdest things i

    once believed when i was a kid... 1. I thought woman automatically gets pregnant when she gets married,bt later when i got a little older i thought a woman gets pregnant when she hugs a man which traumatised me every time a male relative or friend hugged me..lol... 2. The Atm...
    LostGirl1295 LostGirl1295
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    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
    69 Responses Nov 4, 2010

    I used to think that the furniture,

    cars, and everything was alive when I was younger. Just like monster under the bed that at night they woke up and would eat me. If you really look at the front of cars (or even the back sometimes) they resemble a face even if only in the slighest
    Lacrimosadies Lacrimosadies
    18-21, F
    Feb 3

    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

    Someone once told me

    that Mexicans got across the border in a human catapult machine. They pulled up some picture on google and I was completely sold. I believed that until sometime in middle school...7th grade maybe; they told me this in 1st grade. I shake my head at myself every time I think about...
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 3

    "Drink these bubbles,

    Grace" "They taste like cake, Grace."
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 15, 2015

    It was in fourth grade,

    and i was convinced i was a demigod, daughter of Herpes
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 4

    i woke up out of a coma thinking the world had

    been taken over by giant robotic alien rabbits.
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 3
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015
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