Friday, June 5, 2009

20 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do

One man wrote about the basic set of skills that all of us should know how to do. Actually there are 50 basic things but I posted here only 20 of it..the rest will come up soon=) The points are not those highly skill things you have to do but those simple things that sometimes you can never think of such as to build a fire (point 1). Hmm I never thought it could be important and when I imagine myself getting lost in the forest when there's no electricity..well I guess that makes sense. Learn how to build a fire. So, what are the rest of the things? Here is a list...

  1. Build a Fire – Fire produces heat and light, two basic necessities for living. At some point in your life this knowledge may be vital.
  2. Operate a Computer – Fundamental computer knowledge is essential these days. Please, help those in need.
  3. Use Google Effectively – Google knows everything. If you’re having trouble finding something with Google, it’s you that needs help.
  4. Perform CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver – Someday it may be your wife, husband, son or daughter that needs help.
  5. Drive a Manual Transmission Vehicle – There will come a time when you’ll be stuck without this knowledge.
  6. Do Basic Cooking – If you can’t cook your own steak and eggs, you probably aren’t going to make it.
  7. Tell a Story that Captivates People’s Attention – If you can’t captivate their attention, you should probably just save your breath.
  8. Win or Avoid a Fistfight – Either way, you win.
  9. Deliver Bad News – Somebody has got to do it. Unfortunately, someday that person will be you.
  10. Change a Tire – Because tires have air in them, and things with air in them eventually pop.
  11. Handle a Job Interview – I promise, sweating yourself into a nervous panic won’t land you the job.
  12. Manage Time – Not doing so is called wasting time, which is okay sometimes, but not all the time.
  13. Speed Read – Sometimes you just need the basic gist, and you needed it 5 minutes ago.
  14. Remember Names – Do you like when someone tries to get your attention by screaming “hey you”?
  15. Relocate Living Spaces – Relocating is always a little tougher than you originally imagined.
  16. Travel Light – Bring only the necessities. It’s the cheaper, easier, smarter thing to do.
  17. Handle the Police – Because jail isn’t fun… and neither is Bubba.
  18. Give Driving Directions – Nobody likes driving around in circles. Get this one right the first time.
  19. Perform Basic First Aid – You don’t have to be a doctor, or genius, to properly dress a wound.
  20. Swim – 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Learning to swim might be a good idea.

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Anonymous said...

Yay I know how to do all of those!

boya arsila said... that's great..there are some points on the list that I can't do..ha ha