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Why is it so difficult to just do the right thing?

Rules are there for a reason. Yes, I'm all for breaking the rules, when they're arbitrary. But certain goalposts have been put in place for specific reasons... like keeping people alive.

You have to read the instructions before you act. For instance... don't kill people. That is a rule.

Curfews, curfews are rules that can be broken. That makes you a rebel. Driving down the wrong side of the highway makes you a moron.

Redditor ihatenuts69 wanted to discuss what parts of life shouldn't be this difficult to manage, they asked:

What's a simple rule that people can't seem to follow?

Don't wear white after labor Day = arbitrary.

Don't hit people in public = necessary.

See how this works?

Hear

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"Listen with the intent to understand. Not to just reply." ~ rise_above_theFlames

Danger!

"Don't drink and drive." ~ Harvard-23

"I remember every year at school, we watched videos on the effects of driving drink or high. One part with actors playing out a situation where someone drives drunk/high, kills other drivers and the ones in the car with them or some manage to live or the one who drove drunk lived and faced the consequences."

"Then the second part, real stories of people who where horribly injured/traumatized or from the families that lost their kids to a drunk driver. That part of the video never fails to make me cry, it's heartbreaking. I think it's absolutely necessary to show these videos to kids in high school, stove it in their brains to not drink and drive." ~ pixie13903

Financial Discourse

"Don't borrow money from friends, and don't lend money to friends. Not if you want to keep them as friends." ~ KnotKarma

"The only asterisk I would add to this is never lend, only give. If your friend absolutely needs money and you can afford to lose that money, just gift it, with zero expectations of receiving it back."

"The context for giving the money matters too. When a friend of mine needed it to pay for surgery so his kid wouldn't eventually become paralyzed, that's a VERY good reason. But if a friend asked for money cause they want the newest console then I'd politely say no (though I've never had this happen)." ~ Goopyteacher

Gross

"There is a whole big bin take ur trash there." ~ arernen

Drive!

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"Put down the damn phone while driving." ~ DeathSpiral321

Why don't people realize that the rules of the road are there to help us live? Drive. Don't drink, read, dance or anything else.

SIGNAL!!

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"When you need to change lanes, use your blinker!!" ~ Reddit

Taking Sides

"Mind your own business." ~ Back2Bach

"I agree and disagree. It seems people want to mind peoples business when it truly has nothing to do with them. And then they don't want to mind peoples business when it's actually needed. For example if someone is being attacked that's when everyone seems to look away." ~ DetroitCity_bratt

Let me Off!

"Let people off the elevator first before you get in." ~ Jon__Snuh

"And the train, please! I hate when I'm getting off and I have to force my way through impatient, inconsiderate @sshats who are getting on! Off first, then on!" ~ vox35

"Yes, I've taken the train in Japan, and it is so much better! Also, people in Japan keep moving onto the train until it's full. Here, so many people just step a few feet onto the train, then stand there blocking other people from getting on. Drives me mad!" ~ vox35

Mask Up!

"The face mask also goes over your nose." ~ sids99

"Say that to every single kid at my middle school. There's kids at my school who keep it on their chins. Under their noses and mouths. I told the 7th graders by me that they might as well take off their face masks because they aren't even covering up their faces. Some teachers do this too." ~ DogsAreCool69420

Be Smart

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"If you can't afford or have the emotional means to have a child or a pet, don't have/get one." ~ llcucf80

That last one... commit that one to memory. Not everybody should have pets or children. I could write a novel on that one. Commit all of these to memory.

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