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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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