Off topic: Remember what it was like to be a child ;-)
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Dees  Identity Verified
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Aug 25, 2006

I just came across this website by chance (the childhood beliefs site as it is called). I had a great laugh reading stories people posted there about what they used to believe...

Funny and thought provoking!

http://www.iusedtobelieve.com/

Enjoy and have a good weekend!


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:-) Aug 25, 2006

Reminds me of an anonymous article that was circulating around the net in several versions:

"My Resignation as an Adult

I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 6 year-old again.

I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant and then be able to afford a movie.

I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks and bask in the sun.

I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.

I want to lie under a big oak tree with a drippy ice cream cone and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple. When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care. All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset. I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.

I want to believe that anything is possible. I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

I want to live simple again. I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.


I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.

So...here's my checkbook and my car-keys, my credit card bills and my 401K statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood.

And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, 'cause...

TAG, YOU'RE IT!!"


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Susy Ordaz  Identity Verified
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I´m still laughing Aug 25, 2006

Mitsuko..I went to that site to the part on sex....I loved it!!
I laughed till I cried and have forwarded it on to my colleagues and friends. Many thanks.
Susy


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Dees  Identity Verified
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:-) Aug 25, 2006

Hi Parrot & Susy! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it too! Thanks very much for the article, Parrot!!!

Check out the 'best beliefs' section too: http://www.iusedtobelieve.com/selected/best/



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thank you Mitsuko! Aug 26, 2006

This is my favorite so far:

"As a four-year-old with a large vocabulary, I decided the "Civil War" was the one war where everybody pretended they were nice to everyone else. For example, a soldier would offer the enemy a cigarette, shoot him when he least expected it, and then pretend to be sad about it."



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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Soooo cute! Aug 26, 2006

A nice, innocent, refreshing read. Thanks, Mitsuko!

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Teresa Bento  Identity Verified
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I love it! Aug 26, 2006

Thanks for sharing this site with us
Kids can be so sweet and innocent... and so funny!


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ICL  Identity Verified
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Yes, very refreshing! Aug 27, 2006

Hi Mitsuko,

I agree with Viktoria about your message being refreshing.

Since I have to work today (Sunday!) for a couple of hours , taking a peek at Proz.com today and reading your message definitely brightened my day!

Cheers,

Ivette

[Edited at 2006-08-27 11:44]


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