When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 1 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV)
I recently came across I Used To Believe, a site full of the strange and humorous ideas people remember from childhood. I was surprised that so many similar fantastic ideas are arrived at independently among children. I never really realized that child logic, which is such a separate and independent form of cognition, would deduce so many similarities between individuals.
Here are a few of my own childhood ideas that I recalled while browsing the site:
- Reports of Guerilla Warfare on the news conjured images of soldiers fighting armed gorillas in the jungle.
- The television PSA's against Drinking & Driving pertained to any drink, and I scolded my mom for drinking a Pepsi in the car.
- Every intersection in the city had a control room beneath the street filled with municipal employees whose job was to monitor the traffic and change the stop lights accordingly.