Let’s not beat around the bush – living is a dangerous thing no matter what you do. Accidents can and do happen. On the way. In the kitchen. at work You need to be aware of the major risks that you may face in your daily life, so that you can avoid most of them. Knowledge and practice are powerful and they help you stay calm in the event of an emergency. This means that you are not living in panic and paranoia, afraid to take a single step outside your home.
However, not all risks are immediately obvious. Some of them are quite subtle and insidious. Redditor u/figinjosejospe sparked one Informative discussion on r/AskReddit when they ask Internet users to share seemingly harmless things and behaviors that are “actually incredibly dangerous.” Read on to see what they had to share. It’s a learning opportunity, as well as an opportunity to refresh what you know
Having a loose animal in the car. A safety instructor once told me that doctors have to dig out a dog’s bone after it comes between a person and an airbag.
Pushing someone’s face into the cake, even relatively mild.
Some cakes have skewers inside to support them. A seemingly harmless joke can be impaled, just approach it from the wrong angle and it’s bye bye eyes.
Water on the Roads, Roads Many people don’t realize that it doesn’t take that much water to turn your situation into a life or death situation.
As long as you know you’re not doing stupid things like putting your foot on the dashboard of your car or you’re driving tired, there’s no need to sweat every little possibility of something bad happening. It helps to get some perspective so you know what you should focus on. The world is full of risk, but you can’t hide in a corner somewhere, afraid to take chances and live life to the fullest because you might get hurt. It is your responsibility to balance security with purpose and happiness.
In this case, CDC reports In 2021, the leading causes of death in the United States were heart disease (695,547 deaths), cancer (605,213), Covid-19 (416,893), accidents (224,935), stroke (162,890), and chronic lower respiratory diseases (142,342). Meanwhile, that year, Alzheimer’s killed 119,399 Americans, while 103,294 died from diabetes.
For kids, someone online with a sympathetic ear for their problems. Responsible adults will try to connect you with real-life help, not encourage patterns of dependency and inappropriate intimacy. Bonus danger points on anyone who throws down “You’re really mature for your age.” Online predators act like real life predators; Their first goal is to separate you from your herd.
Obviously, taking care of your physical health takes priority here. The best way to combat becoming another victim of these statistics is to eat a healthy diet (low in sugar, processed foods and saturated fat) and get plenty of exercise (walking, lifting weights and moving in ways you really enjoy).
Another reason to consider is having an active social life Isolation and loneliness Increases your risk of dementia, heart disease, stroke, depression and anxiety. Meditation, spending time in nature and making time for your passions and hobbies are also great ways to improve your quality of life.
If you study or work all the time without making meaningful connections with others and ignoring your needs, you are bound to burnout.
Bullying. Sounds dumb, and I might be downvoted for a couple of reasons, mainly because adults know it’s super stupid, and two because it’s been cracked down over the past decade, but for kids and pretty marginally it still happens.
I’m sure almost everyone out there has made fun of or teased someone in their life but it’s actually pretty serious how quickly and severely it can degrade someone’s mental health and self esteem, especially in their teens, and how most kids don’t even know what they’re doing.
On top of that you never know anyone’s condition. be nice They may be going through something rough.
Pool covers. It’s like being wrapped in a bed sheet under water. You can’t break free and you can’t scream for help. The only way out once you get out is to be incredibly lucky and break free or trust that someone saw or heard you fall and hope they find you in time.
It is a long, gruesome, death that is entirely avoidable.
The CDC reports that in 2020, there were 24.2 million emergency department visits for unintentional injuries. In 2018, the numbers were very similar, standing at 24.8 million
something leading cause Accidental deaths include falls (44,686 in 2021), traffic accidents (45,404), and unintentional poisonings (102,001). So when it comes to reducing the risk of an accident, the most important things to focus on are staying safe behind the wheel and when crossing the road, making sure you’re careful when walking down stairs, climbing stairs, and getting out of the shower. And making sure you don’t ingest any harmful chemicals.
Backflips in a pool.
As a lifeguard I can tell you, you will break your neck. I don’t care if you do it well. Stop doing them.
Children are picking flowers in the park. I’m a conservation technician for a county park system, at least once a year I have to stop parents from picking flowers off the trail because I see the kids either poison hemlock (one of the deadly plants if ingested in small amounts) or wild parsnip, Which can cause severe permanent scarring, burns and boils if the juice gets on your skin and is exposed to sunlight. Don’t let your kids pick or eat anything you’re not 100% sure about.
Just because they don’t eat you doesn’t mean they won’t hurt you…
Carnivores look at you and think you are good prey and are they hungry…if they don’t think so, they will leave you.
Herbivores have a flight or fight response..99% they prefer flight but god forbid if they decide to fight..
Carnivores are designed to kill you in one instance to save energy but herbivores will continue to attack you slowly killing you and may even kill you.
Not surprisingly, hippos have more kills than lions in Africa
Getting in and out of the shower/bath. A slip may be all it takes to sustain some very serious injuries.
Poor fitness level.
There are many things that go wrong with the human body later in life based on activity levels throughout midlife.
Furthermore, it has nothing to do with thinness. People of all sizes should try to exercise appropriately according to their abilities and life circumstances.
Home. 100% of household accidents happen in or around the home.
the stairs My serious answer is stairs. I have come across many of them in my day and can confirm that they are dangerous.
News edited for us. When I was growing up I could read what was said. All that is available now is an opinion
A single child is a wild animal. Many of you think they are alone but most of the time mom is around.
Colorful and beautiful wildlife that you are unfamiliar with.
If you wouldn’t eat an unfamiliar berry, why would you pick up an unfamiliar animal?
Social media, especially if you don’t turn off notifications
stay up all night Humans are not nocturnal and this can really affect your mental health in the long run.
Being with a freak because they’re hot/sexy
AI algorithms and deep mesh technology. It could be used for far more nefarious things than making videos of three presidents arguing about videogames.
Always threatens to fight people. If you go first, someone is threatened to fight. You might actually meet someone who hits you hard. Also you trash always looks like a threat to fight people
Clean your bathroom. Many people do not know about mixing chemicals.
Avoidance—This may be easy in the short term, but becomes more challenging the longer you wait to deal with it.
Golden poison dart frog. It’s small and cute looking, but their venom can kill even an elephant.
Some easily purchased ornaments are incredibly toxic…
Swimming in rivers, lakes or oceans may seem like a fun and harmless activity, but these bodies of water can be unpredictable and dangerous. Strong currents, undertows and sudden changes in weather can pose serious threats to swimmers.
You can pop a blood vessel in your lung and die instantly.
The dog. 4th deadliest animal on the planet. An estimated 35,000 deaths per year. There are many more dog attacks, maulings, bites. Because we have these animals in our homes, around us, they may actually be the most dangerous animals in the Western world.
The things that come above it are snakes, humans and mosquitoes.