What misconceptions of the world did you have as a child?

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#1  Edited By Jay444111

I got a list of this actually for me when I made this topic on some other forums.

1. I thought chocolate milk came from brown cows.

Come on! I think many of us have had this misconception when we were children. White cows gave us milk, Brown chocolate milk. I thought black cows gave out chocolate fudge strangely. I think this one might me the most common misconception we had as kids. But... again. I would like to know if I am wrong in thinking this.

2. If you had glasses, you knew how to use a computer...

Now... I know I am mainly wrong in this. But considering the smarter people in my school as a kid were the kids with glasses, I always thought that they knew how to use computers more then regular eye sight kids. No offense to anyone with glasses! Just a misconception I had as a kid.

3.DBZ style stuff was possible.

I fully admit to trying to become super saiyan and Kamehameha'ing things. I REALLY tried... bums me out still to this day. Dammit. I demand that if we ever get the technology, I demand someone to make a weapon like the kamehameha. I mean, come on science! get the hell on that!

What misconceptions did you have as a kid?

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#2  Edited By Video_Game_King

@Jay444111 said:

1. I thought chocolate milk came from brown cows.

Racist.

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#3  Edited By WilltheMagicAsian

I see you were trying to trick me into answering your question by changing your avatar.

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#4  Edited By Jeust

I though Mexico was in Portugal. Those game shows confused me. ahah

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#5  Edited By ShadowConqueror

I thought God was real.

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#6  Edited By Toxin066

I thought women had hearts and could be trusted.

I believed that all adults knew what they were talking about.

I use to think laugh tracks were actually people laughing.

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#7  Edited By delorean99947

I thought people actually died in movies, they just signed up to be in it and get killed. That went away when I saw the same guy die twice.

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#8  Edited By zeforgotten

Having faith in humankind was actually a good idea

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#9  Edited By Juicebox

@ShadowConqueror said:

I thought God was real.

Me too, I would never steal, lie, curse, or do anything that would make me go to hell.

I used to believe that all people were the same, racism didn't exist as a kid. i had black friends, perubian friends, Mexican friends, white , jewish ( I think).

But as I got older I noticed that hanging around certain people attracted negative attention I.e. people would look at you as if you were getting ready to mug them.

It sucks, I still hang around with whoever I want regardless of color, but it's so f'ing stupid that people just assume the worst and generalize.

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#10  Edited By Aegon

@ShadowConqueror said:

I thought God was real.

So you're 100% certain, eh?

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#11  Edited By PeasantAbuse

None, I've always known everything about everything.

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#12  Edited By N7

I used to think boobs were called hooters. I mean, they technically are, but I thought that was their NAME. They were hooters.

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#13  Edited By SpaceRunaway
@Toxin066 said:

I believed that all adults knew what they were talking about.

Oh, man, how I miss the days when you believed the people you looked up to were perfect, and that once you became an adult all the dumb shit in your life would get worked out, and also that people stopped being small and petty once they grew up.
 
What a depressing thread you've made, Jay.
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#14  Edited By Getz

I thought shit just happened automatically; like you wake up one day and you're married with kids and a job. I thought God was real and listening to me. I thought "how great wiil it be when I know everything and won't have any more questons!"

I thought the monsters in Power Rangers were actually giant robotic puppets

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I thought the world was great.

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#16  Edited By pyromagnestir

That the world would make sense to me once I was grew up... It does I guess, but not in the positive way I thought it would, but in a more pragmatic or even pessimistic way.

I hoped that adults were all intelligent, happy, and significant people but even when I was very young I believe I sensed that this was a false hope. I wouldn't have been able to explain any of this then, of course.

No silly stuff that I can recall. I'm not even sure I ever believed in Santa Claus or anything like that.

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#17  Edited By izzygraze

I thought laws were indisputable and made sense.

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#18  Edited By sk8nob

I thought that once you graduated from college you automatically got a good job.

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#19  Edited By crusader8463

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

I see you were trying to trick me into answering your question by changing your avatar.

Ya, he tricked me too. Got as far as clicking the thread title before I noticed whom it was. Curse him!

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#20  Edited By Claude

Damn, you guys were dumb.

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#21  Edited By MariachiMacabre

@Claude said:

Damn, you guys were dumb.

Yeah, the avatar change made me look at the actual topic creator name. Nope!

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#22  Edited By TheCrookedWarden

I though that racism was a thing from history books that the world had gotten over and it in no way harmed anyone anymore.

/shelteredwhiteboy

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#23  Edited By smitty86

I thought the better beer got, the sweeter and more candy-like it got. Oh how I still wish that true.

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#24  Edited By Sackmanjones

I thought the gas inside of the car contributed to how fast the cars go

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#25  Edited By ImmortalSaiyan

@ZeForgotten said:

Having faith in humankind was actually a good idea

Party pooper.

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#26  Edited By Hot_Karl

I thought oral sex was just kissing. Nothing more, nothing less.

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#27  Edited By Morrow

@Toxin066 said:

I thought women had hearts and could be trusted.

That.

And I generally thought the world is a place where all people are nice to you.

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#28  Edited By SirPsychoSexy

God is an obvious one, I also thought life would be easy as an adult. Hah

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#29  Edited By AndrewBeardsley

I thought good things happened to good people....

womp womp wommmmmmmmppppppp

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#30  Edited By sionweeks

That cannabis, shrooms and LSD are bad for you, and that alcohol is totally fine!

Fucking wankers.

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#31  Edited By penINC

I used to think video game narratives were good.

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#32  Edited By GoodKn1ght

That one day I could grow up and be a strong black woman

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#33  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

@Claude said:

Damn, you guys were dumb.

Were?

I could give some typical cynical answers, but one of the more humorous things I believed when I was very young was that I was the only person in the world who had my forename and that it was exclusive to me. Whenever my parents talked about anyone else with my name, I assumed they were talking about me, but I was just to young to understand what they were saying to each other.

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#34  Edited By Green_Incarnate

I thought you actually had to pee in a girls vagina.

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#35  Edited By TheHT

Whenever a girl took off her clothes, she looked like this:
 

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#36  Edited By enai

Adults could stay up late and needed less sleep... Although the former is true, I love my sleep more than ever!
I also thought cars were amazingly difficult to drive, and required a lot of skill.
Oh and I always thought someone switched on lamposts when it was dark! I had no idea about the sensor on the top

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#37  Edited By isomeri

I remember when I realized that islands don't float on water, but are essentially just mountains on the sea floor.

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I believed in true love.
 
Sigh.

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I thought Kansas actually was all black and white.

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#40  Edited By KaneRobot

I believed hoverboards were possible and I was gonna be the first person to build one using a skateboard and powerful magnets.

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#41  Edited By Chemin

Well, I did believe in Santa Claus for a few years. Considering I live in the northern parts of Sweden, and we have tons of wilderness and snow, it seemed plausible at the time. Hah. Oh, young me, you so silly.

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#42  Edited By SomeJerk

I was one of many to think that cats were female and dogs were male.
 
Oh what a wicked scientist I could have become.

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#43  Edited By WMWA

I thought sex had something to do with belly buttons...don't ask, I can't even begin to tell you why I thought that

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#44  Edited By AhmadMetallic

Up until i was 12 I thought vaginas were like a man's junk without a penis. Like... a ball sack with a hole in it. 
Jesus christ.

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#45  Edited By Contrarian

@Claude said:

Damn, you guys were dumb.

I thought that PUBIC hair was called PUBLIC hair as my mind adjusted what my eyes saw. When I made the mistake of saying public hair and got picked up on it (I was probably 13), I quickly joked that I was talking about prostitutes as they clearly had public hair (now they seem to have no hair - so I'm told). How dumb was that?

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#46  Edited By singular

I thought that to get to the USA you had to travel upwards not westwards.

I thought that the TV program that was running would pause when you turned off the TV.

Then I turned 6 :D

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#47  Edited By Bruce

I used to think I was going to be a lawyer. LOL

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#48  Edited By Example1013

Insert snarky "thread's been done before" comment here.

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#49  Edited By Karl_Boss

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

I see you were trying to trick me into answering your question by changing your avatar.

haha

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#50  Edited By Akrid

@Toxin066 said:

I thought women had hearts and could be trusted.

:(