Throughout our journey in life, there are valuable lessons we often wish we had learned earlier. Acquiring this knowledge could have saved us significant trouble in the long term. However, the challenge lies in identifying the areas where our lack of awareness hinders us from accessing such valuable information.
Once again, the online community’s preferred platform for discussions has risen to the occasion. A particular thread has gained immense popularity, spreading like wildfire across the internet. Within this thread, numerous Redditors have spontaneously shared invaluable nuggets of advice. Ranging from profound reflections to insightful perspectives, these fragments of guidance possess great potential in helping us lead more harmonious lives, brimming with usefulness and significance.
It is perfectly possible to make no mistakes and still lose. This it not a weakness, it is life
(Yes it’s a Picard quote but it is very accurate)
Don’t accept criticism from someone you would not ask for advice from
Police in America are legally allowed to lie to you to get a confession. They can lie about all kinds of evidence they have on you and that you have no chance but to confess. Don’t say a word other than to ask for a lawyer. Never fall into the belief that it’ll get worked out in court later, the second you confess you’re done.
Even if you are guilty and want to confess still get a lawyer. They’ll work out a plea bargain for you that you could not get if you confessed to a cop before your trial.
Read. It can help you regain your ability to focus on a single task for an extended period of time. It can also cultivate creativity and expand your world view.
When you decide to sober up, be prepared to lose many people you thought were your friends.
Not very many people care about you. Cherish the ones who do.
Heart attacks for women are very different from mens. Men have pain in the chest that goes up the left arm, women experience
•Chest pain or discomfort, upper back or neck pain, indigestion, heartburn, nausea or vomiting, extreme fatigue, dizziness, and shortness of breath
Fluttering feelings in the chest (palpitations)
Shortness of breath, sudden fatigue, or swelling of the feet, ankles, legs, or abdomen
Condoms are cheaper than diapers
If you fall into cold water (the ocean) don’t immediately try and swim. Lay on you’re back and try and control your breathing. The cold temperature will take your breath away and you will initially take small quick breaths, you need to slow down your breathing as quickly as possible so your lungs can fill with air, once you have done that you will find it easier to float.
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Fire doesn’t burn where fire has burned (unless there’s some kind of accelerant like gas). So if you are in a forest fire, brush fire, field fire, etc. try to go to where the fire came from, because the fire won’t go back there since there’s no fuel for it to consume.
Learning how to get along with people you don’t exactly like in the workplace will do wonders for your career- sometimes it isn’t about having talent it’s enough to be a good decent person to others.
Coming from me- a talentless corporate hire. Aka the personality hire, hahahah!
Take care of your teeth, or you’ll pay not only monetarily but in excruciating pain. Worse than natural child birth pain.
Brush, floss, see your dentist, don’t sip soda all day and for God’s sake don’t use your teeth to cut thread or open bottles. Skip [illegal substances] at all possible.
This is the best advice you will ever get. I swear to you.
While driving, maintain a minimum 3 second gap between your car and the car in front.
Pick a stationary reference point like a bridge or lamp post. When the car in front passes it, count “one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three”. If you pass the reference point before you finish counting, you are too close to react in an emergency situation. Back off the gas and increase the distance.
In bad weather, increase the count to four or five.
Just because you are being respectful to the police doesn’t mean they won’t take advantage of you. Don’t ever let them search any property of yours ( a vehicle counts , anything with a lock on it counts) without a search warrant. Even if they say “ oh that’s suspicious, an innocent person would let me search” it doesn’t matter tell them to show a warrant.
Always be respectful but don’t be a push over.
“No” is a complete sentence.
If a baby’s crying in pain and you can’t figure out why, there’s a good chance they have a muscle cramp. Like, if their big toe is turned down and won’t move, then they probably have a cramp in their foot. I’ve found that stretching the cramped muscle makes it go away almost immediately! So, for the foot cramp, you just grab their big toe and gently but firmly pull their toe up away from the cramp. The cramp will resist at first and that’s why you have to be firm, but once you get past that the cramp and the pain are gone. Then hold the stretch position for a minute to make sure the cramp doesn’t immediately come back.
If you feel like you’re being watched and feel like you’re in danger when you don’t see anything around you, chances are, you definitely are.
Don’t ignore your ‘fight or flight’ response.
The most important piece of information you can give 911 is WHERE you are. Followed by what the problem is.
Even if no other information is given. Someone can still be sent to a location to see what the problem is.
Bonus. If you accidentally call 911, just stay on the line and tell them it was an accident. It happens a lot. They wont be mad. If you hang up. They have to call you back, that is irritating.
It is a freeing feeling once you stop caring what people think of you