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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 10 2011: 1. growing up watching captain planet (a cartoon series) i thought i was responsible for everyone around me - but no.

    2. i thought every lady was kind because mama was always kind - but no, quite the opposite.

    3. i thought doing everything right meant nothing wrong/ bad gonna come your way - but no, you can do everything right and still get the wrong/bad stuff. sometimes you might even say those who took the "wrong route" got the best places but ....

    things are just not what they seem

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