Essential Life Lessons To Learn the Easy Way Before Life Teaches You the Hard Way

What’s a warning that everyone should heed? For example, don’t eat yellow snow. It’s basic. It’s stupid, but it’s accurate. After polling the internet, here are the top-voted warnings.

A Falling Knife Has No Handle

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“A falling knife has no handle,” shared one. Another stated, “Adding on that. The most dangerous knife is a blunt one.” Finally, a third quoted Dune, “Don’t forget: the slow blade penetrates the shield.” But in seriousness, a falling knife has no handle, don’t try to catch it, or you will get cut. 

Not Everything You Think and Feel Is Worth Sharing

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“Not everything you think and feel is worth sharing,” suggested one. “On the opposite side of this, you would be surprised how little other people care about what you, individually, do.”

“The people who care will either support you 100% or are so negative in hate and jealousy that they are not worth worrying about,” shared another. 

Love Intensities Vary

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“Just because you think you love that person doesn’t mean they love the same intensity. Sometimes it’s more and sometimes less than what you expect,” one reported. A second confessed, “Learned that from friends that I had gigantic consideration, but then I realized it wasn’t coming back from them the same way.”

It’s a Duck

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One person warned, “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. Stop trying to make sense of why someone behaves a certain way, and stop finding excuses for them.” 

Motorcycle Riders Should Dress for the Slide, Not the Ride

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“Motorcycle riders should dress for the slide, not the ride. Also, don’t skimp on helmets,” warned one motorcyclist. “When it comes to helmets, many people fight hard against having to wear them. Sure, they can be hot and uncomfortable, but I never understood that concept.”

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

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“Step outside your comfort zone. Life is short. So go and apply for that position, ask that cute guy or girl out, go on that trip, or learn a new skill. Life is too short, and you do not want to have any regrets that you didn’t do this or that,” another stated.

Loved Ones Can Hurt You More Than Your Enemies

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Someone volunteered, “Loved ones can hurt you more than your enemies. Now that I think about it, people who disliked me never did anything but talk badly about me, and I expected – compared to people I trusted enough to say I love you. But instead, they were the ones who hurt me. And it was all unexpected.”

You’re Not Obligated To Stay With Anyone

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 “You’re not obligated to stay with anyone. Just because you have known someone for a long time, or they are your parents, you don’t have to stay with them. You can let go. You can walk away and be fine,” shared one.

“Don’t be afraid to walk away from friends, family, or other obligations just because you have carried them for so long. Sometimes there is value in starting fresh, and sometimes, you need that to be able to heal. If you’re sick of dealing with the pain and suffering of those surrounding you, leave!”

Always Ask First

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Never touch anyone or anything without consent. Don’t pet a stranger’s dog without asking, and definitely don’t go in for a hug or touch a random person’s hair without their permission. 

Saving Money Doesn’t Always Justify Spending

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“When you think you’re saving money buying something on sale, it still doesn’t justify spending money. For example, ‘I just bought this new TV. I saved $300’ You still spent $750,” another warned.

Be Careful Who You Share Good News With

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Finally, someone said, “Be careful who you share your good news with, and don’t announce your goals and plans for the sake of accountability. Most of the time, it’s better to move in silence and let the fruits of your labor speak for themselves.”

History Repeats Itself

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Society as a whole needs to learn this lesson. A lot of us can see signs of the last century repeating itself today, and we need to stop it before it’s too late. 

Love isn’t Enough

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People always say love is enough and that there’s someone out there who will love you for who you are. Find out why that’s not true. 

Propaganda Surrounds Us

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Propaganda surrounds us. It attempts to sway our thinking in both mundane and critical ways. Here are some examples of propaganda we see every day.

People are Selfish

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In this world, you’re all you’ve got. Most people are too concerned about themselves to think of others. While good people exist, it’s harder and harder to find them in the sea of selfishness. 

Here are the top red flags you’re dealing with a selfish person

Some Relationships are Toxic

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Check the warning signs and find out if you’re in a toxic relationship

Believing Lies

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Even the smartest among us fall for these everyday lies

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