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Security guards and first responders keep watch over people or property.

Sometimes their shifts begin when the most workers head home for the night.

Working alone in dead silence and in dark places or responding to emergencies can play mind tricks, but these professionals are trained to remain focused.

What they aren't trained for is how to respond to strange phenomena that can only be described as a paranormal disturbance.
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They say "nothing ventured, nothing gained." Yet many of us are apprehensive about breaking out of our comfort zone.

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Humans are not always hard-wired to accept the lessons they can learn softly. Humans may need to have a seriously difficult learning experience to recognize a life lesson.

We call this learning the "hard way."

Whereas if you'd just listened to someone's advice beforehand, you may have avoided making this mistake—but on the other hand, the issue being dealt with would certainly not leave as great an impression upon you.

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I never got on a rollercoaster until my mid-20s.

This fact shocked people when I was growing up and they wondered if I was a scaredy-cat or something (a feeling that would have been perfectly valid, by the way, though it did not necessarily apply to me).

Truth be told, I don't think I was ever really all that interested. I just figured that once it happened, it would happen, and that would be that.

It did happen, of course. And it was fun! I did it a few more times a few years later while on another trip.

But I'm not the only one to have avoided or otherwise delayed certain experiences that others have assumed are commonplace.

People shared their stories after Redditor brokerdowndryer asked the online community,

"What is something common that has never happened to you?"
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Rules are generally meant to maintain some semblance of order and to keep people in line.

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