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    Life Skills

    You ever run across people who don't know how to do some of the most practical and simple skills in life? I guess I was lucky to have parents who taught me a wide array of skills that would come in handy in the real world. I would like to formulate a list of skills that you think EVERY person should know how to do.

    I will start with
    1. Change a flat tire
    2. Drive a manual transmission



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    Re: Life Skills

    Fix a toilet
    Change a light fixture
    Change oil in a car




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    Re: Life Skills

    Cook a basic meal (meal out of a box at the very least)


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    Re: Life Skills

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    You ever run across people who don't know how to do some of the most practical and simple skills in life? I guess I was lucky to have parents who taught me a wide array of skills that would come in handy in the real world. I would like to formulate a list of skills that you think EVERY person should know how to do.

    I will start with
    1. Change a flat tire
    2. Drive a manual transmission
    Aren't you just impressive.



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    Re: Life Skills

    Agreed. Unfortunately my parents tought me nothing of the sort. I took it upon myself to learn that stuff because I was so frustrated that they werent capable. Maybe that was their intention? =)

    I want all of my kids to have basic car knowledge (oil changes, replace a tire, etc) I want them all to know how to cook as well even if its just something simple.



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    Cover up a murder



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    Anymore the gender roles of old are hogwash. You cant depend on someone else all of the time anymore.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Anymore the gender roles of old are hogwash. You cant depend on someone else all of the time anymore.
    Agreed. I believe a girl should know basic car maintenance and proper use of tools found in the top of a tool box, and a guy should know basic cooking and housekeeping skills.



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    Re: Life Skills

    Teach them to marry rich so they can pay someone else to deal with this ****.



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    Re: Life Skills

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    Teach daughters to bait a hook and take the fish off themselves. My wife won't do it and it really cuts into my fishing time.

    love it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CYphyllis View Post
    Teach them to marry rich so they can pay someone else to deal with this ****.

    Must be what my Aunt was taught. She is late 50's now, divorced 3 times from rich guys and has no marketable skills for work while running out of money. The only thing she knows how to do is work out all day at the gym. Meanwhile the looks are fading and rich guys that age either want a real wife or a 20 something.



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    Perform CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver



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    Re: Life Skills

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    You ever run across people who don't know how to do some of the most practical and simple skills in life? I guess I was lucky to have parents who taught me a wide array of skills that would come in handy in the real world. I would like to formulate a list of skills that you think EVERY person should know how to do.

    I will start with
    1. Change a flat tire
    2. Drive a manual transmission
    I see no need for #2 for the vast majority of people. 95% of cars (I'm guessing) come with an automatic transmission. I've made it through 34 years of life w/o having to drive one, and I plan on continuing this trend for the rest of my life. Why would I learn to do something that is utterly and completely useless to me?



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    Re: Life Skills

    Personal finance.




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    Re: Life Skills

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    Personal finance.
    This.

    I used to work at a credit union and it's truely surprising how stupid people really are when it comes to money (or just in general).


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