Whether it’s a health issue, an environmental issue, or a geopolitical issue, there are a lot of things out there that are more serious than people realize. The problem is that quite often we are focused on the wrong ones. Everybody thinks that terrorism is the biggest threat facing their well-being when in reality it’s the sugar drink in their hand! These are 25 things that are a lot more serious than people think.
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Since it kicks your body into the biological equivalent of overdrive, you’re basically wearing out your system. What does this mean? Well, like a car you won’t last as long (aka decreased life expectancy). You’re also more prone to get heart disease, diabetes, and depression.
Second impact syndrome is when you get a second concussion before the first one has fully “healed”. The sudden swelling of the brain is usually fatal
Particularly rheumatoid arthritis. It’s not something you can just take Tylenol for, it really changes your life. The reason for this is that rheumatoid arthritis can affect more than just your joints. It has the potential to also damage your skin, eyes, heart, lungs, and even blood vessels.
There’s a reason the professionals wear glasses/gloves/etc. Just because you’re doing stuff in your backyard doesn’t mean you should skimp on the safety. A lot of emergency room traumas boil down to carelessness. In fact, according to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, power tools cause an average of 124,126 injuries in the United States every year.
More colloquially known as herd mentality, this is the phenomenon that people in large groups are actually quite dumb, impulsive, and really bad at making decisions. As Kay said in Men in Black, “A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.”