07/10/2014 05:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

9 Things Girls Should Only Ever Learn After They've Grown Up

Kids will believe in anything, and maybe that's for the best.

From dandelions that grant wishes to chicken soup that cures all ills, they fall for it all hook, line and sinker. But, as 20-something filmmaker Emily Diana Ruth suggests in her new video, "What A Young Girl Should Not Know," it's only when we as women grow older and look back that we realize just how lucky we were.

Many women will identify with the lessons in the video. Some are presented touch of whimsy.

Others are harder hitting.

But each one speaks to the world that, as kids, we were so briefly suspended in: a universe where people were simple and constant, where our dreams were appropriately sized and watermelon trees took root in unsuspecting stomachs.

Little girls face far too many obstacles while growing into women already. Let their imaginations run wild while they can, Ruth suggests. It can only make them stronger.

Watch the video above for the full list, and be careful of the watermelons.



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