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I Want to Know What Completely Stupid Thing You Once Believed

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    In Edinburgh there's a volcano that's been

    extinct for god knows how long so it basically just looks like a bunch of hills, and it's called Arthurs seat. When I was a kid my Mum told me that it was named that because King Arthur had a seat at the top, and one day when he was up sitting on it, it blew up, and in his...
    Charmedgirl113 Charmedgirl113 22-25, F Apr 26

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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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    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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    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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    I thought babies come out of their mother

    bellybutton like it's open up and the baby comes out Lol I was a kid!! Much love ❤❤
    Kittyxfreak Kittyxfreak 18-21, F 2 Responses May 25, 2014

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    I used to believe that most humans

    where basically good.
    WettyHamm WettyHamm 22-25, T 1 Response Apr 25

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    in the father chrismas !

    (: even its stupid that magie was something amazing
    laulala laulala 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I used to eat brussel sprouts only

    because I believed they were cabbages grown by fairies.
    uniqueusername91 uniqueusername91 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 5

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    I used to believe in fairies,

    magic, etc. I also used to think that there was a ghost in my house.
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F Jan 25

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    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 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    I once believed that it might actually be

    possible that some omniscient being could read my thoughts. LOL!
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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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 51-55, F 7 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    So once i was spending the night at my BF's

    house and we turned on animal planet, there was a special on mermaids, we saw both parts and were both convinced that they were real! Until someone told me it was a mockumentary my bf still believes in them
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    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

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    I once believed there were things I'd never

    ever do. Now, I believe that, given the right circumstances, anyone is capable of anything, including me.
    bagel92 bagel92 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

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

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    I stood in the mirror

    when I was 5 and contemplated whether or not I was a boy . I believed boys and girls were different because of their hair then I met this boy Trey who had long-ish curly hair like mine and he messed up my whole life .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Apr 26

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    When I was younger [up to nine years old

    or so], I thought that every woman magically gets pregnant two years after marriage.
    jiayong jiayong 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    i believed thar if you swollow a watermellon

    seed. it will grow in your stomach.
    razgrizizzy razgrizizzy 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    Religion. I really don't want to believe this

    worthless world is it, but it is. If a meteorite was coming to destroy all life on the planet I wouldn't stop it. I've been this way for 4 years now. There's no shortage of times where I wished to believe again.
    benson5132 benson5132 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    I believed the world was fair

    and that everyone would be happy when they grew up.
    000111bh 000111bh 18-21, F Mar 15

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    When I was about 5, my aunt was pregnant

    and I asked my mother how women became pregnant. She told me they had to eat special food, mostly vegetables and some special pregnancy food, to become pregnant. I decided I was never going to have children. XD I believed this story for a couple of years.
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T Apr 25

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    That it takes 7 years

    for your stomach to digest swallowed gum :/
    EYESONLYFORU EYESONLYFORU 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    sugarfooties sugarfooties 66-70 9 Responses Jan 25

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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 7 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    I used to think instead of dying people turned

    into babies again, i didnt really understand how death works.
    rehn65 rehn65 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 31

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    I was 6-7 when I believed

    that the moon was God or Jesus and that when it rained, God was crying. Lol. Now I don't believe in God.
    CyanideY CyanideY 70+, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    majority of women waited

    until they knew what life they wanted to insert themselves into... truth is, they want special treatment because of how they come out and get extra money because "the next guy" wont like it if she stops using that expencive lotion >.>... dont you love overtime :)
    1Ghost1Time 1Ghost1Time 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    I thought the laugh tracks on disney channel

    or sitcoms were other people watching the show and tvs had microphones on them so I used to scream and laugh superloud so everone would hear me over the other laughs
    ZacS9 ZacS9 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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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 2 Responses Feb 13, 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 26

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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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    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 9 Responses Dec 18, 2011

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    That happiness has prerequisites.

    I finally learned to just choose it.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Jan 27

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    I falsely believed people would stick up (or

    stand up) for me. Wrong, wrong. If you don't stand you for yourself and be your own advocate, nobody will. On two occasions in my school years, teachers blamed me for being disruptive in class. They did not understand Tourette Syndrome. Also, if people respect you for standing...
    fleebabylon fleebabylon 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    When I was little I thought eating Lucky Charms

    actually brought you good luck. :)
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Kris99 Kris99 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I believed that I could bury my feelings

    and that would make everything OK.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T Mar 7

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    when i first went to south america

    for my 8th birthday i thought that the sky was simply north america's ocean. and whenever i got homesick i would look up and imagine my friends were swimming above us.
    400luxbux 400luxbux 16-17, F Mar 7

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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 21 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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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 13 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    .....I always thought you'd teeth would grow

    back...much like baby teeth! Turns out that teeth are the ONLY human cell that can NOT self repair.
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 6

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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 13 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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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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