As children, we all had beliefs at one point or another that were far from reflective of reality. In the ‘I used to believe…’ task we asked Roamlers to enlighten us on some of the strange beliefs they had as kids. As it turns out, 80% of Roamlers were led to their strange beliefs by a family member, and to top it all off, the family member was most frequently a parent!
Here are some of our favourites. Maybe you can relate?
“I used to believe, that when you are on an aeroplane you can open the window and grab the clouds and it would taste of candle floss but as soon as you grab a chunk of the cloud it will start raining”
“I used to believe that there were tiny little painter men in printers printing the work”
“I used to believe that if I ate my crusts I would get curly hair”
“I used to believe that if the wind changed while I was pulling a face; it would stay that way forever”
“I used to believe as a child… that if I didn’t clean my ears properly one day potatoes would grow inside my ears”
“I used to believe that my toys were alive and just pretending to be toys (like in toy story) so would never put them in a cupboard/anywhere dark in case they thought I didn’t care about them any more, and I would always apologise if I dropped/hurt one of them…”
“I used to believe that the radio presenters lived in the radio”
“I used to believe that when you flushed the toilet, monsters came out”
“I used to believe that men with an outie belly button had to marry an inie belly button women to have kids! (or vice versa)”
“I used to believe, that if I left rings on when I went to bed my fingers would swell up & fall off”