25 Risky Activities People Stepped Away From For Their Own Good

Published 1 month ago

In a world that’s constantly changing, so too do the risks and rewards associated with various activities and choices. Recently, a Reddit thread posed the question, “What just isn’t worth the risk nowadays anymore and why?”

The responses provided a window into the collective consciousness of people navigating the complexities of modern life. Here are some of the most insightful answers.

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Variable rate mortgages.


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Flying on a tight schedule. The airlines are not functioning well anymore… I think COVID really damaged air travel.


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Chanel, most luxury items… multiple price increases each year over multiple years….


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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State lotteries. It’s a tax for poor people.


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Casual sex.


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Giving out your phone number. People can find out a lot of your info.


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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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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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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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Drinking and driving. Never was but especially not anymore. Get an Uber people.


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Consumerism, save your money and think about your future.


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Going in a homemade billionaire submarine.


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Answering a call not in your contacts.
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.

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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