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IAgreeWithYou
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This conversation always comes up some time and mostly I find people have hilarious answers.

i personally used to believe that the ice cream van played really sad music because they were out of ice cream. I always wondered why I never saw them when the music wasn't playing...

So, what was the stupidest thing you used to believe. Don't be shy, only the internet will know.

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Strop
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That's up there with believing your dad is the strongest person in the world.


That's not stupid if your dad is Yujiiro Hanma.
R2D21999
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Gantic just sparked a memory inside of me.

I used to think that my dad knew everything.

Then I asked him a question and he didn't know the answer.

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I used to think that babies were meteors orbiting the earth, and in the middle of an operation, they would "hit" the operation room, and in the blink of an eye, get into the hands of the doctor operating.

Tada.

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That's amazing megalpod.

So was this ad, which your statement reminded me of. It was apparently banned in some places, for reasons beyond my comprehension, but it was aired where I lived when it came out, so I'm posting it here.

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why did you post that, I am scarred nao.

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Salvidian
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That garbage trucks were mobile incinerators and burned garbage on the spot.

Trash day used to be a scary day...

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The stupidest thing I used to believe was that adults were more intelligent than the children I went to school with.

They only knew a few more words, as it turns out.

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So was this ad, which your statement reminded me of.

Hehe. All ads should be like that^^

Once, while playing with a dandelion, I accidentally breathed in a seed and started wondering if now a flower would grow out of my lungs. Probably also the moment when I first asked myself what lungs actually are like.
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I'd probably have to say God.

I used to go to church and stuff and I used to believe he existed. Ha.

Anyways something else would probably be... Santa, and I have no idea what else. I never believed in ghosts or monsters as a kid or any of that nonsense.

I seriously don't remember anything else xD

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I'd probably have to say God.

I used to go to church and stuff and I used to believe he existed. Ha.


Please read my post on Page 2 (near the bottom).
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Please read my post on Page 2 (near the bottom).


But I have nothing to do with that thread, and I'm not trying to branch out, I'm just saying the first thing that came to mind. xD In my opinion it was the ''stupidest'' thing I used to believe in. Let's just leave it at that.
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I guess you could say I used to believe people were reasonable, then I took an arrow to the knee.

(click the links)

~~~Darth Caedus

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They only knew a few more words, as it turns out.


And sometimes less!

then I took an arrow to the knee.


Sometimes all you need is a good FUS RO DAH to blow all your problems away...

I think the stupidest thing a lot of you may still believe but haven't yet found out is really stupid, is that there's a clear and defined rite of passage to growing up. There is not. Getting drunk does not make you grown up. Getting laid does not make you grown up. Getting buff or losing your puppy fat or whatever does not make you grown up. Discovering philosophy and having long coffee house discussions on the nature of everything does not make you grown up. Things like buying a car, buying a house with your own money and paying off a mortgage, and holding down a steady job, getting married, having kids are much larger milestones with sustained ramifications but not everybody has to be grown up to travel that path, and not everybody grown up travels that path. And the process of those milestones of our lives just as much affect how we "grow up" as they are markers of them. I thought I had it worked out each year through when I was seventeen to when I was twenty three and each year I would have this great epiphany and think "wow, I just spent the last year being a chump, well never again". Nah man, but just how you figure out your place in this world is up to you, and takes time.
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I used to think my mother was older than my father because she sat up straight when she ate and my father didn't. He's a few years older than she is.

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I came from a fairly religious background as a child, at least enough to know a fair amount about the Bible at a very young age. When I was maybe 4 or 5, I came to the conclusion that the sun was Jesus. Since Jesus, according to the bible, is the "son" of God, I figured that the "sun" was named after him. The weird part was, I already knew that the two words were spelled differently, but I was still proud of my epic conclusion regardless.

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