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 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I always found it interesting how basically intelligent wise people can look back at their lives and realize with all the wisdom we can achieve with our minds there is always something from the past, mostly childhood[thank God] where stable people will chuckle in observation of things we actually for a short while believe in.Later in life we may say to ourselves did I actually believe that?. We them realize, youth, lack of experience and the natural fallibility of the human mind we did. I think we can have a interesting look at the simple silly things we thought early in our life with good taste on this board and discuss this. I once spent a whole evening with people in which this issue went on into the middle of the night. Let's see if this becomes popular or dies like other interesting threads.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

When I was a little kid, I thought a girl gave birth through the stomach. It must have been by the third and fourth grade I learned most of the truth, a few grades later the whole truth.-----When I was a kid me and my pals in the neighborhood, would often pick there favorite sports teams based on personal likings. My friend who had red hair liked THE REDskins. I had cats when I was a kid, loving them so my favorite baseball team were the DETROIT TIGERS[close enough.] A friend of mine was born a twin, so his favorite baseball team was- guess? yes the MINNESOTA TWINS. Much more to come.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

When one gets older, not as silly, we still do interesting things based on personal likings. For instance the name of our kids. In my family such examples were, My aunt named her 2 kids on movie stars she loved -TYRONE- TYRONE POWER, CARY- CARY GRANT-Other relatives included- MAUREEN- MAUREEN O HARA, her kids she wanted to keep the rhyme going so she named her kids, JEANNINE, CHRISTINE, I am surprised she didn't name her third kid EILEEN, instead she went with TANYA, YES, because of TANYA TUCKER.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Then there was a friend who named her kid MICHELLE, because of the BEATLES big hit song,A friend's parent who named his kid ANDY because of ANDY HARDY, and then a aunt of mine who named her kid DONALD because her favorite cartoon character was DONALD DUCK[I AM NOT KIDDING] Yes adults do funny things as well, which is often common for kids.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Don't ask me why this came about but kids in my neighborhood and me when we were between probably 5 to 8 years old back in multi cultural New York city. Some kids took all our TV stations and place religions on them. dig this- CHANNEL 2-WCBS TV- Protestant -CHANNEL-4- WNBC TV-Catholic CHANNEL 5-WNEW TV-METROMEDIA- Jewish-CHANNEL 7[WABC TV] Protestant --CHANNEL 9-WOR-TV- RKO- Catholic-CHANNEL 11- WPIX TV- TRIBUNE-Protestant-CHANNEL 13[WNET-TV] PBS-no one name it, maybe we thought it was a Atheist station[ha-ha-ha].What kids think when they are young.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

When I was a kid, all the adults I came in contact with told me God is seeing everything you are doing 24/7. This scared the s--- out of me. Every night when I got undress to go to bed I got shy, he is looking at me; Years ago they tell you and many still do God is a he not a she, imagine what a little girl felt when she had to undress. How would I felt if I thought God was a she.Mermories are nice and fascinating.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

People who lived in New York always looked down at the folk of New Jersey.Sadly this was not create by kids years ago but adults. Wherever you go you will find the good and the bad. But a common remark made in the 60's and 70's was, BEWARE of the women with the New Jersey license plates. she can't drive. Don't ask me, I have no idea how that silly remark got started.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2014 - 8:34 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Up until I was about 7 years old I did believe in SANTA CLAUS until one day at school a kid said there is no such thing as SANTA CLAUS. When I went home asking my mother about what the kid said, she figure the gig was up and told me in serious manner. there is really no SANTA. I Remember when I did believe in that man I never thought about the logic how could he go all around the world in one night and deliver all those toys to everyone, a child's reasoning is interesting. As I remember I also didn't challenge my folks by asking them when I went to a mall seeing SANTA CLAUS I thought there is only one SANTA.I know however I never fell for the EASTER BUNNY, could never accept the logic of a walking bunny.

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Dan, I see you're trying really hard.

You could do a lot worse than go read a book about, say, Maxwell's equations. I'm getting on in years, now, and I've always wanted to have a crack at some understanding of the forces at work when electricity flows down a wire. These are things we are all guilty of taking for granted because we know that using electricity around the house requires no real understanding in order to gain some benefit from using it. I doubt there are many of us who have not experienced what it's like to have 240-250 volts pass unintentionally through us at some point.

In view of these simple facts, I find it incredible there can be anyone around who doesn't at some point feel guilty for not applying themselves to understand something so fundamentally important and interesting when the opportunity is there to be had. To actively grasp at qualitative and quantitative information by the most direct of questions seems to be something for which most people are more than prepared to let someone else assume the mantle of responsibility.

Take, for instance, Flight 93. It, no doubt, became apparent to many of the passengers on that plane they were not going to get to their destination unless they themselves actively took part in attempting to wrest back control of the plane from the monsters prepared to destroy them for reasons effectively beyond comprehension. All those people probably got to experience things we mainly have the luxury of contemplating from a distance, without ever really having to own up to the particulars of that reality by getting our fingers unnecessarily dirty.

To remain confounded by our own circumstances is generally the route most of us go. Pity.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A lot of wisdom there.when we were young in America as kids do to cultural differences we create inane logic but we were kids. we actually thought the people of Russia were red not white. I also wanted to go to catholic school because I like cats and the spelling was close. Sad thing is with all the silly innocence and logic of youth, have adults change that much when it comes to cultural differences , and that is the problem with the world.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2014 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

As little kids we were always fascinated by twins. In our school there were 3 sets of twins, one was 2 boys, one was two girls. But somehow in our minds back then we never realize twins can come as, one male, one girl. Man did we think that was weird when we were 5 years old. Of course we didn't dare ask the adults how this all came about. Kids often have a knack to live and let live.

 
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