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"What do people NOT take seriously enough?" –– Plenty, as it turns out... but just ask Redditor imafatmanbibbob, who got everyone fired up.

Society can be so aggravating because there are a host of different issues that, if solved, would drastically improve people's lives. And sometimes it's the seemingly minor things that get us, too.

Let's take a look.


"Stairs."

Stairs.

it's all fun and games until you miss a step, fall down, tear multiple muscles, require surgery, months of physical therapy, thousands of dollars in expenses even with insurance, and all just to get back to 90% of your pre-injury mobility.

Hrekires

"It's amazing..."

Physical Health.

It's amazing to see how ignorant or careless people are when it comes to exercise and nutrition.

The level of childhood obesity, lifelong illnesses and mental health issues linked to inactivity is scary.

You're not required to train and eat like an elite athlete to be healthy. But small changes in diet and introducing a small amount of exercise can make a huge difference to your life and your future prospects.

RianSG

"Once they're buggered..."

Their knees. Once they're buggered you can kiss your mobility and independence goodbye, or you can spend huge sums of money on surgery. Look after them, you only get one set.

boganeconomist

"No, you shouldn't be expected..."

Being overworked.

"ehh, its just the job"

No, you shouldn't be expected to work 10+ hours day in day out. The current meta for working is horrifically unhealthy, quite literally 'work to death'. People say to work hard now till you retire, at which point your physical and mental health has probably deteriorated to which you cannot enjoy your wealth.

TalonIV

"Death."

Death.

As in, less than a third of my friends over 40 years of age have even thought about getting a Will drafted and notarized. You might be in good health now, but you might also get blind-sided by a drunk driver on your way home from work. Who's going to get your stuff? Who's going to take care of your funeral arrangements? Do you wanna be embalmed, cremated, or something else? And most importantly, who's going to delete your internet history?

Egodram

"It's not about..."

Parenting.

It's not about sheltering and providing every little thing they need. You're not their vending machine. It's about teaching them and equipping them with the knowledge and the tools to make it on their own and to be a good person.

redrivergorge

"I have family members..."

Heart Disease.

I have family members that spend hours and hours practicing shooting guns and planning for the remote chance of a home invasion, but are severely overweight, never exercise, and haven't been to the Dr in years...

Colfax_Ave

"Local politics generally..."

Local politics generally effect the lives of you and your family to a far greater extent than national politics, but since they aren't as flashy, they're generally controlled by retirees. Schools, roads, local environmental ordinances, and countless other important decisions are made at the local level.

Unfortunately it takes a bit of Googling to figure out what the structure of local elections are, and what issues local candidates care about, but everyone should do it, it can really help or harm your community.

Disarm_the_State

"Particularly..."

Animals going extinct.

Particularly our vulnerable and endangered animals endemic to Australia.

Maccas75

"Bringing kids..."

Bringing kids into this world by choice when you're not mentally, emotionally and financially capable of taking care of them properly.

Crooklyn47

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"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the hottest and dumbest of them all?"

I know that is not verbatim the original quote, but it is close to the original.

Brains and beauty are always intertwined.

So often people confess about wanting to be more of the other.

No one is ever happy where they are. Why are we like that?

If given a chance, like a Disney movie, how do you trade?

Is it superficial to want looks over knowledge? Or vice versa?

Let's get deep....

Redditor BroodyBatman wanted to know who was willing to give up a little bit of brains for a whole lot of beauty, so they asked:

"Would you give up 15-20 IQ points to be really, REALLY ridiculously good looking? Why?"
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The world is not so big a place, is it?

While we like to think of ourselves as isolated in this billion plus planet, there can be a lot more crossover than we think. We call these instances coincidences, hoping to find the right word to explain what happens when a one-in-a-million chance occurs.

If there's over seven billion plus people in the world, turns out you can run into these 'coincidences' more often than you think.

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Let me make a quick point about conspiracy theories: Do people understand just how difficult it is for many of the conspiracies they claim to believe in to come to fruition? We're talking global levels of cooperation here, by the way, and it's clear the world can't even get itself out of a pandemic sooo...

But thankfully, there are some more innocent comnspiracies out there. For example, a former classmate once told me that he was convinced he couldn't remember all the items on his shopping list because of shopping elves distracting him to buy other things he didn't exactly need.

To be fair, he was a little stoned at the time and I told him he might want to consider just writing and referring to a shopping list.

People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor ConcentrateNext1734 asked the online community,

"What’s a conspiracy that you believe, but the majority of people don’t believe or know about?"
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Children are very impressionable. They're also little humans, remember, and all quite different. Some are more afraid of some things than others. When I was a kid, some of my classmates were utterly terrified of Chucky, the killer doll.

I think he worked the best in the first film and to a larger extent in the second, but after that? Those movies got a bit ridiculous, wouldn't you agree?

Well, the memories linger, as you can imagine.

People took us on a trip down memory lane after Redditor teacatpeng asked the online community,

"What’s something you saw (as a kid) that gave you nightmares for a long time?"
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