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21 adults share the things they warned about as kids that weren't actually that bad.

21 adults share the things they warned about as kids that weren't actually that bad.

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Don't eat a watermelon seed or you'll grow a plant in your stomach, gum takes seven years to digest, a silly expression will stay on your face permanently--being a kid can often mean filtering out a lot of terrifying misinformation.

So, when a Reddit user asked, "What is something that you were warned about when you were younger that you now feel was exaggerated?" people were ready to share their favorite "driving with a light on in the car is illegal," stories.

1.

Stranger danger is a real thing, but you're much more likely to be abused by someone you know. - MizElaneous

2.

Your permanent record. I'm 55, and nobody has ever asked me about the time I was sent to the principal's office when I was 16. - TooOldForACleverName

3.

Mom warned me to "avoid any girl who wanted to stick her tongue in my mouth ('French kiss') because it would lead me astray." - Back2Bach

4.

Swallowing chewing gum - PennyPanda1

5.

When my 5th grade teacher told us that 6th grade would be a lot harder - ingrid040317

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