Listen to your gut... RUN!!
LOOK OUT BELOW!! STOP!!! It seems like the only way humans listen to warnings are if life threatening danger and exclamation points are involved. But there are so many signs, smaller and more poignant, that we ignore that would save us on the everyday. All we have to do is pay attention.
Redditor u/Yesmaybeiagreemaybe wanted us all to share the warning signs we ignore but we shouldn't in order to survive.... What is a common warning people don't take seriously or dismiss too easily?
Hot. Hot. HOT!
Source: My tongue. Infranto
And yet every time I'm like, "I'm sure it won't be too ba... OH GOD IT'S SO HOT!" LogicalBike
The Knees Have It!
Lift with your knees. You'll be fine until the one time it's not and your back will give out. ZhouDa
Can't say the same for wrecking your back. hairyholepatrol
Wear ear protection if you work in loud environments. A lot of people I work with won't wear ear protection when using the band saw right quick or something. But it adds up.
It takes years and years to really become noticeable. But you're going to regret it if you don't wear it. Hearing loss is exhausting, for you and the people around you. kotkaiser
It takes 7 Years....
Do not walk on black rocks near the ocean. Tourists keep dying at Peggy's Cove because they want to get close to the water, no matter how many warning signs there are. People who didn't grow up near water (me) maybe don't know why this is a thing, but living near here for 7 years now I get it. They are black because they are wet, meaning you could be swept away in a matter of seconds. l23456
Make it Rain....Giphy
Bring water if you go hiking.
It's easy to not think about how important water is when living in easy reach of a tap and a controlled environment. Dehydration and heat injuries are serious stuff. tagged2high
There is a limit to loss....
Sudden, unexpected and especially rapid weight loss.
If you suddenly start losing, and keep losing, body weight despite not making any significant dietary or lifestyle changes then see a doctor as soon as possible. Moratamor
Check on it....
When you're a guy older than 55 and have to pee several times during the night.
I've been with my 2nd husband for 10 years. He's not quite 60. I've told him "get that checked out" a kabillion times. Nope. He just... wouldn't.
He finally did last week. He has prostate cancer. Stabfacenotback
Love is Stupid!
When more then 1 friend tells you to not go out with someone. DerpysealzVI
Was gonna write the same thing. Dated this girl for 5 months, literally none of my friends thought it was a good idea because of how she treated me. I was in stupidly in love and kept seeing her even if it made me feel really bad. Now that Im over her I think back and get afraid of how stupid love makes me. I should've listened. fiddz0r
The Blind Spot....
Checking your blind spot. ButterfingersIV
Also if you are in someone's blind spot either speed up or slow down to get out of it. That could save your life. jonquillejaune
Watch your diet....
Don't eat before surgery. Seriously. Like you could die. People ignore this all the time. surgerygeek
And don't lie to the anesthesiologist when they ask you if you ate or drank anything. Laser_Lens_4
Don't Stroke out...Giphy
As someone who works in a ER, slurred speech or any other neurological symptom. People think it's nothing and a lot of times it is but I've personally seen too many "he was just having trouble getting his words out" and it it turns out to be a huge brain bleed or a massive stroke. Always remember FAST, Facial drop, Arms (can't lift one arm or feels numb) Speech (slurred speech or talking non sensical), Time (if any of those symptoms are present call EMS NOW). Time is the biggest factor in strokes and other neurological issues. I've seen strokes that come within the golden 3 hours and get reversed with Tpa treatment and have little to no long term deficits. ColeV_2