It is time to get real about a few things in life.
We take too much for granted.
We never have an appreciation for anything until it's gone.
Redditor where_go_john_now wanted everyone to listen up and start being more vigilant in life. They asked:
"What do people simply not take seriously enough?"
We can be so cavalier about so many things. Time to get serious.
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"Sleeping enough and the health of their relationships."
"There are a lot of good answers to this question, but this one sticks out for me. You are in a 4000+ pound rolling chunk of metal, aimed at other 4000+ pound rolling chunks of metal. You should probably take that seriously and stop f**king around with your damn cell phone."
What you eat...
"I get why people don't care because it might take weeks until your body is adjusted to new diet and you don't feel miserable. I know it was really difficult for me at first to not buy like 3 donuts daily like I used to do. But, once you get past that transition it's like a whole new life and you can't go back to excessive sugar."
"You didn't really know how bad you felt until you are started eating healthy. I recently tried regular red bull and it made me feel like I had diabetes- couldn't take more than a few sips before feeling sick. Changing nutrition = give your body time to adjust and being kind, patient with your body."
In the Mouth
"Dental hygiene. There was a period of 10 years where I didn't see a dentist. Luckily, the damage done to my teeth and gums was an easy fix. Now, I make sure to floss and get my teeth cleaned every 6 months."
"I didn't see a dentist for 2 years due to the pandemic. Had to change dentists too since my old one closed his doors. When I went to the new one, the dentist told me that I had cavities. Plural. I had good dental hygiene for the most part, brushed and flossed at least once a day. Now I go every 6 months like it's religion."
Are we paying attention? I am...
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"Here in Australia tourist really take it for granted like not just the wildlife but we have some of the strongest currents in the world STAY BETWEEN THE FLAGS!"
Of the Mind
"It's the people who haven't been diagnosed and treated that are most at risk of not being taken seriously. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma attached to having mental health disorders that keeps people ill."
"That, and our health insurance issues. And there simply aren't enough mental health care professionals or facilities to service people who need treatment. Our attitudes about mental health need to change to make it a priority."
The Fur Babies
"Pet care. Your pet should be thriving, not just surviving."
"My dad wanted nothing to do health wise for my dog because he didn't want to spend the money, when I took over taking care of her and was making money I took her to the vet (maybe an excessive amount of times) but she lived to 14 years old."
I'll be there for you...
"Been trying for literally years. I'm plenty friendly, but IMO it's absurdly difficult to coordinate a meetup with more than one other person. And most people I meet aren't interested in (and I'm not comfortable with) meeting up at my place for a movie or something unless I already know them pretty well. I imagine things are easier with the help of drugs like alcohol or weed, but I don't touch either."
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"Yes! We’re treated like we shouldn’t ever have feelings or get sick or have emergencies. We’re not robots."
Time to get real. Life is too short. Make it healthy.
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