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#1 Posted by Hypnosis (530 posts) - - Show Bio

What skills or areas of knowledge are useful in life? Whether it would be daily or eventually in life if an event or situation would require it. I'll start it off.

CPR. I think everyone should know or learn CPR if an unpredictable situation would require it. If a loved one slipped into cardiac arrest, you performing CPR on them would buy them extra time until an ambulance arrives. It could mean potentially saving a life.

#2 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12143 posts) - - Show Bio

Knowing how to breath comes in handy.

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#3 Posted by Wolverine08 (47911 posts) - - Show Bio

How to bench press.

#4 Posted by kyrees (7999 posts) - - Show Bio

learning how to walk

#5 Posted by Hungry_Sharky (644 posts) - - Show Bio

How to bench press.

You'd die first in the movie.

#6 Posted by Stormdriven (8576 posts) - - Show Bio

@kyrees said:

learning how to walk

Sometimes you gotta run, before you can walk.

#7 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - - Show Bio

All you need to know is how to use the interwebs and you can learn everything else from there.

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#8 Posted by Ms-Lola (7661 posts) - - Show Bio

How to change a car tire, a light bulb, and a diaper.

Some knowledge of plumbing, electrical and pant/skirt hemming. Cooking to save money. Laundry, specifically stain removing. Massage, soccer and like the OP said, First Aid.

#9 Posted by Raffels (1129 posts) - - Show Bio

how to hunt trolls

#10 Posted by comicace3 (7930 posts) - - Show Bio

How to bench press.

What? There are many more weight lifting exercises more important than that.

#11 Edited by TheTrueBarryAllen (8417 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Cooking
  • Basic First Aid
  • Swimming
  • Basic Survival Skills
  • How to Build a Fire
  • Farming
  • Basic Construction

#12 Posted by Jayc1324 (16749 posts) - - Show Bio

Swimming, talking yourself out of a dangerous situation/attempted mugging or robbery, riding a bike, fighting.

#13 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Posted by Cable_Extreme (10553 posts) - - Show Bio

A useful skill for me is being sexually appealing enough to get the ladies to do my bidding. And money, that helps.

#17 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - - Show Bio

@thetruebarryallen: I dunno.

I don't have the: Know if you're dead life skill.

How does one know if he is dead or alive?

Wanted....

Dead or alive.....

Had to say it.

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#18 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (8417 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324 said:

@thetruebarryallen: you don't really need that stuff if you live in an urban area.

The OP just stated skills that would be useful either daily or EVENTUALLY.

I feel like it'd be a huge benefit for people who can't afford healthier food choices to learn to farm - even if they have small patches or tiny vegetable gardens, it's still good to know how to make food for yourself.

Swimming will always be useful - no matter what.

Cooking is useful even if you live in an urban area, you COULD eat out all the time but that'd get really expensive.

Basic first aid is good if you or someone else get's hurt be it from a car crash or just a simple skinned knee.

Construction is good just so you don't always have to hire out help if you need to build a simple device or piece of furniture within your house, also if you ever need to make home repairs.

Fire & Survival - suppose it wouldn't be AS useful, but it's still good to know just in case.

All in all - I live in Maine and these are all the skills I feel are essential in my area :)

#19 Posted by Wolverine08 (47911 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08 said:

How to bench press.

What? There are many more weight lifting exercises more important than that.

Right, like curls!

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#20 Posted by Ostyo (11915 posts) - - Show Bio

A large penis and the skill to use it well.

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#21 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (3663 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Posted by longbowhunter (8484 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know how to do a damn thing. I always have to learn on the fly. Like this weekend when I had to swap out a dryer power cord from a 4 prong to a 3. The only info I was given was the guy at Lowes said "Be careful, that's a lotta voltage". Thanks dude.

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#24 Posted by comicace3 (7930 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicace3 said:

@wolverine08 said:

How to bench press.

What? There are many more weight lifting exercises more important than that.

Right, like curls!

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Lol Broscience for the win!

#25 Posted by Mandarinestro (6802 posts) - - Show Bio

Learn how to think. It does wonders.

#26 Posted by iaconpoint (1382 posts) - - Show Bio

Bow hunting skills. Numchuck skills.

#27 Posted by swordmasterD (2576 posts) - - Show Bio

Knowing how to breath comes in handy.

ALWAYS that one person who beats me to it

#28 Edited by _Gaff_ (3903 posts) - - Show Bio

Knots. The right knot for the right circumstance can make all the difference.

#29 Posted by Jan_Valker (376 posts) - - Show Bio

Knowing foreign languages. Useful and actually opens your mind.

#30 Posted by RD189 (2779 posts) - - Show Bio

Driving

First Aid/CPR w/AED use

Cooking

Proper grocery shopping

#31 Posted by Nerd Of A Hero (1112 posts) - - Show Bio

Education and communication.

#32 Posted by Lvenger (23135 posts) - - Show Bio

Education is kinda a useful life skill, at least at a basic level for everyone if they don't want to go into further education.

#33 Posted by Chibi_cute (4910 posts) - - Show Bio

Manipulation.

#34 Posted by PowerHerc (86127 posts) - - Show Bio

Driving.

#35 Posted by PowerHerc (86127 posts) - - Show Bio

Cooking.

#36 Posted by Squares (8661 posts) - - Show Bio

How to talk to people.

#37 Posted by The Impersonator (6575 posts) - - Show Bio

F**king.

#38 Posted by Lateralus (1948 posts) - - Show Bio

Being a lyrical wordsmith

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#39 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20944 posts) - - Show Bio

Bullshitting.

#40 Posted by kasino (1814 posts) - - Show Bio

  • Cooking
  • Basic First Aid
  • Swimming
  • Basic Survival Skills
  • How to Build a Fire
  • Farming
  • Basic Construction

I agree I'll add reading and math

everything else is trading time/skills currently deemed valuable by society for money to get what those with the above skills have done.

#41 Posted by Quickfingers26 (1261 posts) - - Show Bio

@squares said:

How to talk to people.

I'll piggyback on this one. Listening is a good skill to have. Learning this makes one more patient and a better communicator.

#42 Posted by Racob7 (7878 posts) - - Show Bio

Knowing the opposite sex.

#43 Posted by SithLantern93 (2426 posts) - - Show Bio

Boxing

#44 Posted by MaccyD (5521 posts) - - Show Bio

Money- We entitled folk simply do not have the time for peasants and their "skills".

#45 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6870 posts) - - Show Bio

How to siphon gas from other cars

#46 Posted by Irouvris_the_Young (19 posts) - - Show Bio

Driving.

#47 Posted by Thitiki (4482 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08 said:

@comicace3 said:

@wolverine08 said:

How to bench press.

What? There are many more weight lifting exercises more important than that.

Right, like curls!

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Lol Broscience for the win!

Weight lifting doesn't teach you how to fight..

#48 Posted by comicace3 (7930 posts) - - Show Bio

@thitiki: Oh were just messing around. Weightlifting does keep you in shape though. But yeah fighting is more useful.

#49 Edited by SSJDarthPlagueis (2750 posts) - - Show Bio

Cooking.

#50 Posted by i_like_swords (20668 posts) - - Show Bio