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People Share Pitfalls Nearly Everyone Stumbles On In Their Life

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No one says growing up is easy. Taxes, marriage, buying a car, having kids, going to college, and doing dishes are all exactly as hard as you think they are. However, knowing where the pitfalls will be can maybe give you a chance to bypass them.


Reddit user, u/PersonalMachine, wanted to know the slip-ups you'll make in life when they asked:

What's a trap that almost everyone will fall into at some point in their lives?

Once You're Past 23, This Is A No Go

Staying up way too late, thinking you'll be just fine for the morning.

Unhappy_Needleworker

4 hours till I have to get up for work? I'm sure 3 hours is enough sleep. I'll definitely be rested if i get 2 hours of sleep. Is that... the sun?

Blackrain1299

One Is Not The Other

Mistaking infatuation for love.

Mistaking lack of infatuation for lack of love.

PM-Me-And-Ill-Sing4U

It's Just Their Job

Trusting people who are not their friends, but are instead doing their job.

  • HR representatives.
  • Realtors.
  • People looking for investors who have a 'sure thing'.
  • Managers asking 'how are you doing?"

Those are the people I shouldn't have trusted and did.

official_fox_news

None Of It Is Real

Comparing yourself to others in an unhealthy way.

Social media has made this a much more common problem but it can be easy to look at someone else's life and get down on yourself even tho it's not a fair or accurate comparison.

MemeopathicMedicine

You'll Never Hear It Again

Setting your favorite song as your morning alarm

Bleeding_Edge_

Made that mistake in 2007. Still hate that song

sirgog

No One Needs That Much

"The large popcorn is only 50¢ more? Alright, I'll go for a large."

thehonestyfish

It's Never Too Late To Back Out Now

A bit surprised nobody mentioned this one yet, sunken cost fallacy.

Thinking "well, I've invested THIS much already, might as well invest more to get it done with" or " I've gone this far, why end it now?". I see this happen all the time.

I learned it in a few classes but I found it applies with way more than real investments. I see people doing this with relationships where they think they can change someone, workplaces people don't want to leave, etc...

goodtimes153

Again. It's A Job.

Actually thinking that the cute cashier/stripper really likes and cares about you. Usually young lonely men fall to this...

Happy_Surprise

SPOILER: You Can't Fix Them

Falling in love with the wrong person and thinking your can fix him/her

usehernamechexout

From a reddit "best advice" topic a few years back:

Never fall in love with someone's potential

floppyturtle

It's. Never. One.

I'll just have one beer.

Broketographer

Laws should always protect the people, ALL the people!

Laws are amiable. We know this. They often change with the times, with enough revolution that is. Laws are there to protect and serve, however they can be too complex and just downright odd and often absurd.

Redditor u/AshSpergers wanted to discuss the rules from around the world that may not make the most sense by wondering.... What's a stupid law where you live?

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