Some Misconceptions I Had As A Child

krishnapramod By krishnapramod, 22nd Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This article is about some of the misconceptions I had when I was a child.

Childhood Memories

I really miss my childhood days. Those are the days when you know nothing about the world and its reality. You believe whatever you see and hear. Now, when I think about some misconceptions I had as a child, I really wonder how foolish I was in my childhood days. It is not only me but everyone was foolish in their childhood days but at that period in our life, foolishness and innocence were our most treasured possessions. I had many misconceptions during my childhood and I'm sure most of you were also thinking like me in your childhood days.

1. Playing cricket was my passion during my childhood days and the greatest misconception I had was that after each over batsmen change their ends and I played like this for at least 3 years. Then, one day I got enlightened when I watched a cricket match played by big boys and at that point I realized that it is not the batsmen who change ends but it's the bowlers and the wicketkeeper who do that.

2. I had the habit of eating lots of tamarind and once my grandmother told me that if I swallowed the seed then a giant tamarind tree will sprout out of my stomach. I was so horrified with this knowledge that I left eating tamarind for at least a few weeks. Even today, the sight of a tamarind takes me back to my childhood days.

3. When I was a child I used to watch a program called "Rangoli" which was aired on Doordarshan channel. It was a program about Bollywood movie songs and whenever I saw an actor or actress singing, I thought that they were actually singing the songs but one day the bomb exploded and I came to know about playback singers.

4. Even today, sometimes I watch WWE but in my childhood days, I was crazy about WWF and from the depths of my heart I believed that WWF was very real and Undertaker has seven lives. When the truth hit me, I got less interested in WWE.

5. The nature knows that we are fools when we are a child and it plays crazy tricks on us. One of them was the rain trick. As a kid I thought that when it rained, it rained everywhere. I was so sure because I knew that rains were caused by clouds and clouds are present everywhere. Then one day, my science teacher explained that all the clouds can't cause rain at once.

6. The second trick of nature was, I believed that winds were produced when tress moved their branches but my misconception was cleared when my teacher explained the complex process behind the production of winds.

7. Nowadays, I watch a lot of Hollywood movies but during my childhood I thought that English movies were only for adults.

8. When I was a kid, I used to play with both boys and girls and I thought that the only difference between them was that the girls have long hairs but after some years when the fact hit me, the whole perception of life changed. Even now, when I think about it, I realise how ignorant and stupid I was.

9. One of my greatest misconceptions was that a baby is born when you hug and kiss (on cheek) a girl and a baby is born through the bellybutton.

10. Whenever I got sick as a kid, my mother used to give me tablets and capsules. Every time, before swallowing a tablet or capsule, I thought the capsule is going to stuck in my throat and I will definitely die. This fear made me swallow tablets in half and I used to take capsules by mixing its contents in a spoon of milk.

If you had some misconceptions as a child then please share it.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
22nd Oct 2013 (#)

Interesting share. When young we all had misconceptions especially about sex as it was made out to be a taboo subject! siva

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