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Basic Skills People Are Completely Terrible At

You've got to love an AskReddit thread that pays homage to those basic skills that people are for whatever reason, plain old terrible at. It's funny how life works out like that. Sometimes, we just end up falling through the cracks when it comes to picking up tidbits of common knowledge that we should really have known in the first place. Some people's brains just operate at a different frequency, where they might have no idea how to write in a legible manner, no matter how hard they tried and were pushed to do so throughout their schooling. It ain't nothing to be ashamed of. Or, perhaps you're someone who has an impossibly hard time maintaining the flow of a conversation on the phone.

I mean, now more than ever we're so dang conditioned to communicate through texts, Snapchats, memes, etc. that when it actually comes time to formulate some words, and comprehensible sentences in a dialogue, your mind can end up going helplessly blank. Or, maybe you're one of those people who can't whistle to save your life. Whistling's hard, and shout out to the people in this world that can manage to whistle a tune. While others, can't even get the thing going in the first place.

An AskReddit thread like this can serve as a powerful, humbling, if not inviting reminder that you're not alone in your pursuit toward picking up those life skills and knowledge that you know you should probably know, but just can't quite seem to get. Maybe you have friends and family that have lovingly tried to help you put the pieces together along the way. Hopefully, not the opposite, where you're faced with fielding banter and roasts from people that love to make a mockery of you not quite being able to get there.

The overriding point is that patience is key, and above all else, who really cares at the end of the day if you can't whistle or write out a letter/card that other people will be able to read? The truth is, nobody really cares. Maybe for a hot second they'll get hung up on it, have a good laugh, and give you a nice old fashioned hard time. But then, then you move onward, and maybe you find in yourself a newfound desire to take the time to actually master the very thing that up until this point has escaped your attention. That can certainly be a proactive, productive way to lead a life. The very things that can initially give us the most trouble, can somehow evolve to be our special skills later on down the road. It's like, life loves to test you, throw you off your rhythm for a sec, and ultimately see whether or not you're going to accept the challenge. Challenges can be fun. There's always a nice little dopamine rush waiting at the end of mastering that thing that gave you so much trouble at the onset. So, maybe this thread will give you new inspiration, or at the very least, it'll make you feel better about those skills you're currently lacking.

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Things That Seem Hard but are Actually Pretty Easy

Some things seem incomprehensible if you don't have a background in them, but just giving it 30 minutes of effort or following directions makes a lot of things surprisingly easy. If this made you feel even slightly motivated, here are life hacks and tips for becoming a slightly more effective person.

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Assuming this dog doesn't have a big strategic stash of identical wood chips back there, those are some pretty damn impressive fetching skills. 

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Did you know there were slinky tricks? Neither did we. Apparently this guy is pretty good at them. I mean, if it's your job to stand at a booth that sells slinkies all day, you probably get good at slinkies. The camera can hardly even catch this skill, my god.

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Twitter Users Share The Normal Life Skills They're Useless At

@Jdesmondharris asked twitter users what regular life skills they totally suck at. We know from just looking around that tons of people are crap at parking, but some adults freely admit to still being bad at tying their shoes. Sure, you don't need to be able to tie your shoes to understand a nuclear reactor, but it would probably put your coworkers on edge to hear about it.

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37 Weird and Specific How-To Books

If you thought that you'd never learn an incredibly strange, specific and completely stupid hobby, don't quit just yet. There's a guide for everything from identifying wood to crafting sexy origami! Like, even if you wanted a guide for stray shopping carts, by god it exists. For other strange relics, here are some weird and amazing forgotten items found in thrift stores.

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Twitter Users Offer Their Skillsets in the Form of NFL Scouting Reports

With the NFL draft coming up, people were excited to share their own stats. When comparing themselves to actual athletes, twitter was understandably self deprecating.

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With this prank getting popular again, we've seen dads get out of this jam before. However, we've never seen someone counter this prank with such grace. This guy has to be some sort of wizard.

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The timing and juxtaposition are what really makes this one. You know, I don't think it's this guy's first time playing the game. Reminds us of the old guitar hero days. Almost makes you wanna listen to some DragonForce.

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In case you they don't call it that where you're from, cornhole is the name of a beanbag tossing game. Anyway, this kid sinks 6 bags in a row in an amazing feat that would be impossible for most adults.

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20+ Pilots Reveal Scary Incidents When The Passengers Had No Idea They Were Doomed

Ignorance is bliss. We don't advise reading these "we're all doomed" moments from grateful pilots, who pulled things off, without any passengers getting wind of it. You can just feel the terror and panic in these stories. Flying is fun until it isn't!

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19 Activities People Thought They Were Good at Before Being Humbled

Maybe you're the best Smash Bros or Ping Pong player among your friends. Nothing will prepare you for seeing someone who's actually really good at it. Sure, stay humble and learn from your failures, but here are some things to not get too cocky about before seeing someone who can really do it.

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Apparently, Adam Bobrow, takes on everyone ranging from local club players to the World's top 10 professionals. The spin he's putting on that little ping pong ball is some jaw-dropping kind of masterful. His opponents' reactions say it all! 

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Artist Dad Redraws His Son's Sketches as Jaw-Dropping Anime

Thomas Romain is an animation artist who lives in Tokyo. He takes his sons drawings as inspiration and translates them into his own art style. Prepare to be jealous that your dad never adapted your own inventive childhood doodles into professional-level artwork.

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35 Pro Tips to Give Yourself an Edge at Life

Always wanted to be less awkward and better at life without having to try? Well with these tips, you'll still have to try, but it will make trying that much easier.

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