There are just a few life foundations we assume everyone is taught by a certain age or it's been acquired through breathing. These simple life musts tend to allude some and that can be a shocking discovery to many. It's like learning that someone doesn't know it's not ok to kill because it will get them into trouble. Like... how did you miss that day in Life 101?

Redditor u/MissVikingQueen wanted to discuss the simple things in life that should be a no brainer by asking....

What is a basic thing everyone should know how to do?


No!

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How to say no. sankers23

Can you teach me? ethan1elethan1el

PIVOT!

Use a turn signal!! dirtymoney

Merge first then turn on the signal to celebrate right? jwr410

I live in Asia though. 

Laundry and cooking saves money if you can do it yourself. Shina_nyaw

Depends.

I get my monthly laundry done for what I earn in an hour. Otherwise, I'd spend 6 hours or more doing it myself. If you include the electricity, water, and detergent cost I'd have to pay each month (never mind the machine cost), it is more like half an hour's wage.

I can also buy a noodle soup off a street seller for what I earn in about 5 minutes.

I live in Asia though. buffalodumb

Thanks for reading my TED Talk. 

How to do CPR

I'm an EMT and I worked in a very rural area for a couple years, almost every CPR Call (Code) I've run was 10-20+ minutes away, and when we got on scene no one had started CPR. Different sources will tell you different numbers, but after 5-7 minutes without oxygen brain cells will begin to die, and after 10-15 minutes if we get someone back they may have a severe mental deficit, by the 20 minute mark there's almost no chance of getting someone back and if we do they'll most likely be in a vegetative state. The longer someone has been down without CPR, the less of a chance we have to help them.

I rural EMS the 10+ minute travel time to a call is normal, lights and sirens only cut off a few minutes at intersections and traffic lights but you can only go so fast through residential areas and back roads.

In bigger cities it's a bit quicker for response time, but even still my parents house is 10 minutes from the fire station and it still took them about 7 minutes to get there when we called once (dad woke us up choking, he's ok now). So regardless of where you live you still could be waiting.

If you're afraid of hurting someone or doing CPR wrong, bad CPR is better than no CPR, or the way my instructor had put it when I was a student, 'they aren't getting any deader,' so you might as well try anything you can. It's fairly easy to learn and most classes last only a few hours and are fairly cheap and some places even do it for free. And if you don't want to put your mouth on a stranger's, they have key chain CPR masks that cost a few dollars or even 75¢ depending where you look, and with the new AHA standards you can do CPR without any rescue breaths. Learning it could help save a friend, family member, or a complete stranger. It can happen to anyone any age too, we've had babies code, high schoolers, people in their 20s and 30s and so on.

Thanks for reading my TED Talk. DrScienceSpaceCat

Zip-Zap.

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Zipper Merge. And ffs, if you are getting on the highway, get up to at least the speed of the traffic. ahfuqT

That's funny, I know you're supposed stop right before you swerve blindly into the next lane.

Then you use your blinker if you have enough fluid. WitchBerderLineCook

Stop Whining....

Telling people what you want instead of complaining about not getting what you wanted. Wrong_Answer_Willie

My ex didn't know that, there's things I forgot about because she told me it was ok and then learned she was mad about it. cizhiresb

Love Is.

To love each other. Louve-Ynia

And first to love yourself. PM_ME_YOUR_BUFFONS

To the Water....

Swim, it blows my mind how many grown adults don't know how to swim properly. Pyrazoid

Same here. Couldn't go kayaking on Lake Powell in Arizona because the minute i got in a Kayak, saw the depth of the water and "nope"ed my way back to the shore. bob-lob

Robert A. Heinlein 

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Save the Coin!

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Budget money. u_Uncirculated

Yea and no. It all depends on the individual situation at hand.

I've been in situations where no matter how hard I budgeted my money and lived like a student in poverty, I was still in the red at the end of every month. Au_Uncirculated

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