Thinking back to our early childhood, you may often find that you had some interesting beliefs and ideas that while they don’t make sense now, they did in your child like mind.
I’ll name a few of mine for example from when I was around 3-7.
When I was super young, I thought that spaghetti was bloody worms, so I refused to eat it. To the point that I once threw a plate of spaghetti at the ceiling of our house above the dining room table. To this day, there is still a spaghetti stain above the dining room table.
My parents once told me when I was around 5 that meatballs grew on trees. So I asked for a meatball tree for my birthday. I honestly believed for a year that there was such a thing as a meatball tree.
I used to think that a cooked fish would come back to life if you put it in water. So one night when my dad had steamed cooked a trout we had caught, I grabbed the trout and brought it to the bathroom when nobody was looking. I filled the bathtub with water and dropped the fish in. I soon realized something was very wrong when the fish started breaking apart and started crying. My parents rushed to the bathroom to find out the reason for my cries and were surprised to find a sludgy mush of fish floating around in the bathtub.
I used to think that the reason that people who fell from high places would die, was because the impact would make them “bounce”, and the shock of the bounce would knock all the air out of them so they would “drown”. I somehow didn’t think it was a possible concept for people to go “splat”, which is surprising given this next one which isn’t really a belief but a strange experience.
A bit graphic:
When I was around 6, we were driving on the freeway when we saw a car pulled over with someone standing outside. A large semi truck going at full speed lost control and hit the man standing beside the road. He was ripped apart under the tires of the truck and it sent chunks of human down the road. Upon seeing this, I thought it was funny and started laughing. This still baffles me to this day, cause normally, I would for sure be horrified by seeing such an event, but for whatever reason, my young self found it be the funniest thing in the world : \
I used to think that women could do no evil, cause it was against the rules. Only guys could do bad things, but it was impossible for any women to do anything bad, cause they were women.
I used to think that all cats were female, and dogs were male.
I used to think that soap was the same thing as toothpaste. Needless to say, I found out the hard way that they aren’t > . <
Not a belief but something interesting: I used to wish I was a girl, to the point that I would cry sometimes at night cause my young 5 year old mind couldn’t accept that I was a boy. I also wished I was not asian, cause I wanted blonde hair.
I used to think that french fries came from flowers
I used to think that people stayed alive as long as they had not used up their “air supply”. So I used to inhale air from a bike pump, thinking that by doing so, I was adding years to my life.
So, that said, what are some of yours?