People Are Sharing The Things That Are Not Worth Doing Anymore Because Of The Risks, And I Can't Disagree With A Lot Of These

Reddit user u/BluryHurry asked, "What just isn't worth the risk nowadays anymore and why?" and I fell into a deep rabbit hole reading many of the responses of risks people are just not willing to take anymore. I have to say, they all make valid points. Here is what some people are sharing.

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity. 

1."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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2."Working yourself to death. Work on separating your work life from your everyday life. When I leave work, I don't check emails, texts, or calls about work."


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

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4."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. I have no interest in dealing with them not taking 'no' for an answer."


5."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). I did a few sales on Facebook around 2013. Nowadays there are way too many sites, scams, and annoying buyers trying to talk you down on price, I don't ever feel like it's worth the hassle."


6."Salvaging furniture from the curb. Thank you, bedbugs."

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7."That old-school mentality of intervening in public conflicts, like jumping in the middle of a fight in public. You don't know who has a weapon on them anymore. I could get myself hurt and land in the hospital, or end up in jail."


8."Talking politics. It just isn’t worth it anymore. I cast my vote, and wait for the next election. Other than that, I don’t need to discuss anything with anyone."


9."Biking in NYC."

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10."Skiing and snowboarding. I could afford a day pass to the local man-made slope, but could not afford medical care for two broken legs."


11."Shared bike lanes with cars. The statement answers itself."


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


14."Moving to a bigger city. Rent will eat you alive."


Is there anything else you would add to this list? If so, share it with me in the comments below!