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What are three things you believed as a kid, that you stopped believing as you got older?

Sometimes I look back and laugh at the things I believed as a kid. Not the silly things like Santa being real, but the stereotypes that shaped my world and how I used to interact with people. My perception of the world has changed since I was a kid as I've interacted with people both inside and out of my country (US) and experienced more things in life.

As a kid, I used to think there was no way I'd ever meet the author of a book. They lived in caves or off the coast of some lonely island writing their hearts out without pay. Now, I have friends that are authors. While they're not rich, they certainly aren't how I envisioned them as a kid. Having met these authors, I stopped believing I needed to be "special" to write a book or novel. I started believing if I had something positive to say that could fill up a book, then I could become an author.

What about you? What are three things you believed as a kid, that you stopped believing as you got older?

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  • Oct 4 2011: When the other kids at my daycare started to question santa claus my parents tell me I said "I don't think we should poke around in that". I guess I wanted to continue to believe in santa but I couldn't. That memory is so old I can't remember it, I've just been told that I said that. I didn't grow up to an eyes-closed-denialist either, I've given up most of my notions of wishful thinking and I'm totally into science and all that. But I still remember feeling really crushed about losing some of those beautiful-lies, and I think that feeling is important to remember.

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