As children, we tend to believe a variety of things, from nonsense ideas to respectable concepts. And more often than not, those beliefs are based on some form of teaching, like something our parents told us not to do lest something bad happen. As adults, we know certain things as a given; it came with the worldly experience over the years. But for children, anything that's not in their immediate sphere of expertise (assuming they have any) will likely be considered as the unknown, and kids then look up to others to fill in the blanks or come up with original ideas why things are the way they are. A Twitter user by the name of @Kristen_Arnett decided to delve a bit deeper into the topic, asking people on Twitter what are some of the beliefs they had as children.

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The Super BumbleBee
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3 months ago

OML XD

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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3 months ago

Awwwww.... Innocence remains.

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"What’s something extremely bizarre you believed as a very young child?" was the question that kickstarted it all. Kristen Arnett wanted to know what, if any, believable theories users had as children—"believable" meaning not something about fairytales or zombies, but grounded in reality, with tangible reasoning behind it.

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Morgan Deatherage
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3 months ago

Me to though i thought i was the only one i felt so dumb when i found out i was wrong

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OpalTheRainwing
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3 months ago

Lol xD

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Your_local_introvert
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3 months ago

I always thought that when people kissed, they were already married/dating in "real life".

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The Super BumbleBee
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3 months ago

Lol same

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Of course, even when they are reality-based, those beliefs still don't quite make sense to an adult because they have fundamental knowledge of the world. We know that clouds are naturally occurring, not made of fabric. We also understand certain intricacies of biology that might seem alien as a child. Basically, while grounded, the beliefs are leaning towards naiveté and inexperience, rather than ingenuity or fantasy.

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imagae
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3 months ago

Predisposed to a life of crime 😂

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Pezor Zass
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3 months ago

i thought they were fart mufflers

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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3 months ago

It should be.

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The thread wasn't meant to make fun of anyone, far from it. The answers people gave highlighted the difference in thinking, with children tending to take things quite literally, but still using their limited understanding and experiences to form a worldview that makes sense. It's the first steps towards greater understanding, and the more inquisitive a child is, the faster they understand the world they live in.

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J Rob
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3 months ago

Me too

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The Super BumbleBee
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3 months ago

i thought the mommy found a person she loved and then they both decided to have a baby and they both made one magically.

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Xylle Flora
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3 months ago

When I was six I made up a movie where parallel universes existed and the way to get to them was through mirrors

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leia's emotional cupcake
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3 months ago

i guess that is quite logical actually...

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ARandomPerson
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3 months ago

notice the amount of hearts... its pi

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ARandomPerson
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3 months ago

my teenage brother still has a hard time with escalators XD

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Phoebe Bean
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3 months ago

That´s a beautiful concept (though I cannot envision Stephen King like this ... LOL)

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Czilla_13
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3 months ago

pretty smart child logic

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Princess Toadstool
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3 months ago

There was a CGI short film about a boy that turned into a watermelon after he ate one. Don’t search it up.

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That person
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3 months ago

I thought my dad was on TV because he knew one commercial by heart. One.

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Rae Reyn
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3 months ago

my youngest had a good two years where he wanted to be a firetruck when he grows up. Not a fire fighter, the truck.

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imagae
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3 months ago

It does not surprise me that this child grew up to become a Dr.

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imagae
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3 months ago

You are adorable!

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Paul Budhram
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3 months ago

actually it's a 2-time but you never get the last one

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aesthetic.baddie27
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3 months ago

What

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juice
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3 months ago

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That person
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3 months ago

I thought the same, but with private schools.

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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3 months ago

All the better to keep you from tasting them. Unfortunately I wasn't scared to taste them and ended up hanging over the commode with my mom forcing me to vomit.

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RiaDeCatterpillar
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3 months ago

That is what i would probably think as well tbh. and i would find out that it was an actual band when i complemented them and embarrassed myself.

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Readingstarwiz
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3 months ago

sameeeeee

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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3 months ago

It doesn't??

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Phoebe Bean
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3 months ago

... because Gandalf was not there shouting "You shall not pass!"

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M O'Connell
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3 months ago

Though to be fair, Roadrunners are not blue, nor are they 6-feet tall.

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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3 months ago

I might just have to try that one when kissing the booboo doesn't work.

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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3 months ago

"Bear Milk".... LMAO!! I found myself picturing a mountain man trying to milk a bear.

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leia's emotional cupcake
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3 months ago

I wish I had thought this...*thinks of a moon made of honey*

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Your_local_introvert
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3 months ago

For a second I thought this post was about MINORS as in underage people, not MINERS as in coal miners lol.

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Phoebe Bean
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3 months ago

Let´s not forget Linus´ Great Pumpkin!

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imagae
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3 months ago

Lying ass philanthropists.

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ℜ𝔬𝔟𝔢𝔯𝔱 ℭ𝔞𝔱𝔱𝔢
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3 months ago

What did it actually mean, though?

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Paul Budhram
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3 months ago

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