25 Times People Thought Something Was Dangerous When In Reality It’s Actually Not
It’s time to grab our mental magnifying glasses and take a closer look at our own quirky perspectives and biases. We frequently find ourselves worrying about potential dangers that, upon closer examination, prove to be less perilous than we imagine.
To shed light on these misconceptions, this Reddit thread prompted a diverse group of individuals to answer the question: “What is something that is way less dangerous than people think it is?” Their responses provide intriguing insights into the human psyche and our tendency to overestimate risks. Scroll below to read some of te answers.
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Leaving your foot hanging out of the bed covers.
In terms of how much we thought it would affect us, probably quicksand.
Flashing your high beams at someone who doesn’t have their headlights on at night. I’ve done it hundreds of times and I’ve never been gang-style assassinated
Strangers. Most of the violent crimes you hear happen between acquaintances.
Yes, people do get eaten sometimes but as someone who grew up in Florida, they are everywhere and if they were that dangerous there would be an attack every day.
Immigrants wanting a better life…
Swimming after eating – I used to fully believe I would drown in seconds if I didn’t wait a full hour before getting back in the water.
Hiking. I’ve been shocked at the amount of people who think a bear is about to get them. This even happens in places where bears don’t exist.
The Bermuda Triangle, particularly with modern navigation equipment.
I’ll throw in beekeeping! Super fulfilling!
Trick or treating on Halloween. Kids are not getting poisoned by candy from strangers.
Public transportation. It’s insanely safe by number of miles traveled and most of the security issues come with too few people using it.
Turning the light on in the car.
People who have no/few friends
Most of the time they’re either weird, shy, socially awkward, quiet, or simply just prefer to be alone