50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do
by Mark and Angel
is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life. To be self-reliant
one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them
a jack of all trades. Contrary to what you may have learned in school,
a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than
a specialized master of only one.
While not totally
here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do.
Build a Fire – Fire produces heat and light, two
basic necessities for living. At some point in your life this knowledge
may be vital.
Operate a Computer – Fundamental computer knowledge
is essential these days. Please, help those in need.
Use Google Effectively – Google knows everything. If you're
having trouble finding something with Google, it's you that needs
Perform CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver – Someday it may
be your wife, husband, son or daughter that needs help.
Drive a Manual Transmission Vehicle – There will come a
time when you'll be stuck without this knowledge.
Do Basic Cooking – If you can't cook your own steak and
eggs, you probably aren't going to make it.
Tell a Story that Captivates People's Attention – If you
can't captivate their attention, you should probably just save your
Win or Avoid a Fistfight – Either way, you win.
Deliver Bad News – Somebody has got to do it. Unfortunately,
someday that person will be you.
Change a Tire – Because tires have air in them, and things
with air in them eventually pop.
Handle a Job Interview – I promise, sweating yourself into
a nervous panic won't land you the job.
Manage Time – Not doing so is called wasting time, which
is okay sometimes, but not all the time.
Speed Read – Sometimes you just need the basic gist, and
you needed it 5 minutes ago.
Remember Names – Do you like when someone tries to get
your attention by screaming "hey you"?
Relocate Living Spaces – Relocating is always a little
tougher than you originally imagined.
Travel Light – Bring only the necessities. It's the cheaper,
easier, smarter thing to do.
Handle the Police – Because jail isn't fun… and neither
Give Driving Directions – Nobody likes driving around in
circles. Get this one right the first time.
Perform Basic First Aid – You don't have to be a doctor,
or genius, to properly dress a wound.
Swim – 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by water.
Learning to swim might be a good idea.
Parallel Park – Parallel parking is a requirement on most
standard driver's license driving tests, yet so many people have
no clue how to do it. How could this be?
Recognize Personal Alcohol Limits – Otherwise you may wind
up like this
Select Good Produce – Rotten fruits and vegetables can
be an evil tease and an awful surprise.
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© 2010 Mark and Angel Hack