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I’m usually of the opinion that I would rather regret the things I did do rather than the things I didn’t. Moving halfway across the world for love? Let’s try it! Spontaneously getting a piercing just because it sounds like fun? Sure! But it's still important to weigh the risks versus the rewards before making a decision, because being saddled with regrets certainly doesn’t sound like fun.

People have recently been discussing some of the things in life that just aren’t worth the risks that come along with them anymore, so we’ve gathered some of their thoughts below. From trying extreme sports to starting a family, enjoy scrolling through these potentially dangerous activities, and be sure to upvote the things you’re not willing to try either!

#1

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Working yourself to death. Work on seperating your work life and normal life. When I leave work, I don't check emails, text/call about work, nothing.

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Tamra
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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This should be the norm, and not considered a radical act. I do remember, before cell phones and constant connectivity, this actually *was* the norm.

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#2

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Road Rage. Just not worth responding to anything while driving. Ignore them and stay away. Make no gestures and just ignore them.

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DrBronxx
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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But keep an eye on them, because you don't know what those people are willing to do.

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#3

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Climbing Mount Everest. Too many people have done it and planted a cr*ppy flag up there that it looks like a beach coast covered in trash.

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everest is covered in the bodies of go-getters, the driven, the focussed and the ambitious. Be less driven, chill out, don’t die on a mountain.

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#4

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Having children. The money, time, effort, energy it requires for the rest of your life. No time for yourself and your own aspirations.

It's just not worth it. Plus, we could use some reduction in terms of world population.

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#5

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Answering the door when someone unexpected rings the doorbell. It's always a salesman. I don't need solar, pest control, meat, a hard water treatment system, satellite TV, or any other damn thing they're selling, and I have no interest in dealing with them not taking No for an answer. Get off my lawn.

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Kristal
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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are still door-to-door salesmen? Maybe in the more rural areas?

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#6

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Drinking and driving. Never was but especially not anymore. Get an Uber people.

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DrBronxx
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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Japan went from being incredibly lax on their drink driving laws (people would often drive home absolutely hammered) to an almost absolute zero tolerance. Traffic accidents and deaths really improved after that.

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#7

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Consumerism, save your money and think about your future.

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#8

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Dating. While I could make this a whole rant and get all the "You're just dating the wrong type of people" comments... let's just make it easy.

There are enough people that are selfish, entitled, and deluded enough to where it isn't worth the trouble.

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Luis Hernandez Dauajare
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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Couples are not found. Couples are built, every day, every minute. And if you are afraid to date because of what other people say, you're screwed...

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#10

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Answering a call not in your contacts.
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Ugh yes. And that you can't even trust the "legitimate" types of calls now. Scams dressed up as surveys, calls that just hang up because they're checking if you exist, even wrong numbers could be someone trying to record your voice to make an AI model to call family and pretend to be you.
I set my voicemail message to say that I screen all calls now due to spam, and it barely helps.

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I answer every unknown number "This call is being monitored and recorded for training and quality purposes."

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#11

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Just got rid of our Harley.
We loved to ride, but we don't live in a very large town, and I can count at least ten people who have been killed in bike vs car accidents this year. We had two people die in the same spot a week apart. I became convinced that if we got back on our bike something bad would happen. My wife told me to wait on getting rid of it because perhaps I was being paranoid and it would be best to think it over. Two weeks later we came up on an accident where a guy on a bike at a stop sign had been rear ended by a car. It had just happened, he was lying on the ground and appeared to be "ok". His bike was just like ours, only black while ours was white. After that, my wife gave me the go ahead to get rid of ours.
There are just too many distractions for drivers now a days for me to ever feel safe on a bike again. Hell, I have nearly pulled out in front of a bike myself. The problem is, if you are sitting in your car and you see a bike approaching, if you hold up your thumb, the person and the bike will disappear behind it. Now couple that with the phone, or the Bluetooth, or the radio, or whatever... It's no longer a matter of if someone will be in an accident on their bike, but a matter of when.
I live a VERY nice life, my wife and I enjoy everything we do, no sense in wasting any of it in a hospital bed if I can avoid it.

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The amount of people I see texting and driving is just disgusting. It should be an instant loss of licence for at least 12 months, plus mandatory training before you can get it back. And a big juicy fine in the thousands. There is literally no reason or excuse to be driving while you're f*****g reading or writing a text

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#13

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Serious crimes….w/ DNA, smartphones & cctvs around, you’re bound to get caught someday.

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#14

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Salvaging furniture from the curb. Thank you, bedbugs.

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bedbugs are a traumatizing nightmare. Someone brought them to my home and it messed up my mental health for a very long time. It took months of sleepless nights, 3 pesticide treatments, replacing furniture/bedding, constant vacuuming, garbage bags of all of my clothing outside on the patio and I eventually got rid of them. It was an awful and very expensive experience.

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#15

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Moving to a bigger city, rent will eat you alive.

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Try living in a small city that identifies as a large city. We don't even have public transportation.

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#16

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Any “hard” d***s. I’ve done almost all of them and had a bunch of fun but I wouldn’t touch anything today. Fentanyl is turning up in everything and it’s just too dangerous now.

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#17

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Discussing any remotely controversial topics in the workplace.

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#18

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Back in 2010 when it was mostly eBay at its height, I used to sell a ton of electronics to buy the newest model (iPhone, game consoles, laptops). did a few sales on facebook around 2013. Nowadays there's way too many sites, scams, s****y buyers trying to talk you down on price, I don't ever feel like it's worth the hassle.

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#19

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Having children while having anxiety/depression - there’s no community/village structure to raise them in, schools are failing in the US, cost of living just keeps increasing. The guidelines for raising kids and being a gentle parent have changed so much since I’ve grown - I don’t even know where to start. Everything is frowned upon - “a fed baby is a happy baby but don’t you dare use formula, red dye #40, only buy organic, is that processed?!”.

I’ve come to acknowledge if I want any chance at retirement, we have to be child free.

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Only a******s say don't use formula. And yep, we learn what's better with each generation, don't feed your kids processed junk everyday, whole food has always been healthier. And if you don't have the mental capacity to be a parent then don't be one. You should never expect the community/villiage to raise your kid. You're the one that chose to have them, and it's no secret that it's hard work. And it was always bad to hit your kids.

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#20

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Fast food. It isn't fast anymore. Last time I went to taco bell I didn't even get my food before I had to go back to work because I only get 30 minutes for lunch.

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If this were me, I would change it to "My lunch break is too short for me to get lunch."

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#24

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Flying on a tight schedule. The airlines are not functioning well anymore… I think COVID really damaged air travel.

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1 week ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Naw, they got bailed out. They're just being greedy by limiting services and charging more.

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#25

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Going after stability when the whole system has been built to make everyone disposable.

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#27

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Chanel, most luxury items… multiple price increases each year over multiple years….

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The older I get, the less I'm interested in luxury items. I'd be lying if I said price wasn't part of it, but it's more of a restructuring of my priorities and interests.

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#29

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Going into the woods/nature in the Northeast US or Eastern Canada. The tick population and Lyme disease have perpetually increased over the past 20 years and it has really ruined the outdoors.

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What? It is ALWAYS worth the risk to go out into nature. Use a bug-spray against ticks, put your socks over your trouser-legs and check yourself carefully for ticks and you'll be fine. And if you get bit, keep track of the bite-site and maybe go to a doctor and get a blood-test for Borellia-bacteria and take Antibiotics if you have it. Now, I understand the "go to a doctor" might be a bit tough on the US Americans, but then you can be extra-careful with the protection.

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#30

"Flying On A Tight Schedule": 30 Risky Things That People Refuse To Do Anymore Getting a wife and kids in your 20's.

It's not like the old times where marriage would be solid, right now one of the two doesn't like the color of the sheets and they are on their way to divorce.

It's simply not worth anymore!

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the ol days most marriages weren't "solid"; they required the unpaid labour of the wife to work all hours to be the housekeeper/laundress/ chef/ personal assistant/ mother whole being unable to leave because she couldn't even open a bank account in her own name...

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