03 March 2011

A tag: Childish misconceptions.

This tag is making the rounds of the blog world, and I found it too cute to resist. 'Logic' to a child is different than 'logic' to an adult. But interestingly, 'logic' cannot be absolute. Because reasoning and logic is continuously evolving one cannot really say that a particular logic (or reasoning) is correct and a particular logic is wrong with 100% certainty. The logic I used as a child no longer holds true in most of the cases, giving this list of what now are 'misconceptions' for my adult logic.

1) I always thought that money grew on money plant. Just to strengthen my belief my cousin had kept some coins in the pot and told me he had proof.
2) I always used to wonder why we don't see our own eyes with our eyes. I used to also think that our eye balls can actually roll back in their sockets, and that way we can see the walls of the socket.
3) I used to think that there are wayside chocolate heaps in USA. Because everyone i knew as a child who came from 'foreign' got truck loads of chocolates with them.
4) I had sown a orange creme biscuit with the hope of getting a tree full of orange creme biscuits. I used to water it regularly.
5) I used to think the "songs" were stored in the audio tape of the cassette, and if I took out the 'tape' from the cassette, I will be able to catch the songs in my hands. With this thought in mind, I was the mastermind behind removing (and destroying) the audio tapes of my grandfather.
6) For the *longest* time, I thought oral sex meant kissing. I was freaked when i found out what it actually meant. This misconception was not when I was a kid, per se.. but quite grown up. Yea, I am stupid that way. :D
7) I used to think if I swallowed a seed, a plant will grow from my tummy. :D Thats why I used to hate eating peanuts as a child. Peanuts, in particular, because we had done an experiment in school where we had grown a plant from a raw peanut. Once, I actually ate a peanut, but was scared to drink water, because i didn't want to fuel the nut I was made to eat. :D
8) For quite some time, I was under the notion that I was a scientist. This was after I broke a thermometer, and the mercury droplets spilled on the floor. When I pushed two drops near each other, they (surprisingly) became one droplet. I was ecstatic, and held on to this belief that I was very smart and capable of 'inventing' things. This belief was soon broken :D

Take up this tag guys. I would love to read the creative things you thought as a child. :)

12 comments:

nightflier said...
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AshR said...

You list really cracked me up! Even I went through a phase where I worried about seeds germinating in my tummy.

nightflier said...

this is super cute! :)
I am getting out my list as well, but it will have a lot of similarities with yours! :) :)

Raam Pyari said...

hahahhahaha chocolate heaps in the US!! this is most delightful tag!

Neha said...

@AshR: welcome to the blog :)
yea, that was a common one.
@nf: running over to read your list now :)
@RP: hehe..to top it, I even pictured myself playing in those road-side choco heaps :D

Calvin said...

Haha...some of the points are really interesting...even the 'rated' one....

I might also put out a list this weekend...

Neha said...

@calvin: I had many more 'rated' misconceptions, which i didnt list here, for the sake of people reading it :D

Ketaki... said...

LOL!! loved it.. maybe you should make a separate post for rated stuff and you can give access only to the regular readers.. ;) :P

Tanvi said...

You were a cute kid, weren't you :) Makes me realize how innocent we are and then 'adulthood' ruins us!!!

Tanvi
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Neha said...

@ketaki: hehe..i might!
@tanvi: :) I like to think that i am still cute ..lol
But seriously, even now, sometimes I just dont feel grown-up enough :D

pepperedthoughts said...

I was laughing through out. All of you have had such a creative childhood. How I wish the heaps of chocolate on the road sides of the US were true!

Neha said...

I wish that was true too, pepper! :)