Things We Worried About as Kids That Aren’t Actually a Big Deal

For example, if you swallowed your gum, it would stay in your stomach for seven years.

What’s something you worried about way too much as a kid…that turned out to mean nothing to you as an adult? For example, if you swallowed your gum, it would stay in your stomach for seven years. Or, if you sat too close to the TV, you’d go blind. Those aren’t true, and most of these aren’t either. Here are a few more things you might have worried about way too much during your childhood. Did your mom tell you it was illegal to have the dome light on in your car while driving. Or, if you went swimming right after you ate, you’d cramp up. How about that if anything bad hit your “permanent record,” your life was ruined. Finally, if you consumed anything from a hotel minibar, you’d bankrupt your family.