You live, you learn. You can also learn from others' living. We asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “What’s something you learned a little too late?” Common themes included not over-investing in work, not trusting untrustworthy people, and believing your gut.

 

TELL US NOW. WORK BEGETS WORK Macaco C. says, Working hard gets you rewarded with more work. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. NOT ALL TISSUES CREATED EQUAL Peggy K. learned the hard way Not to clean your eye glasses with lotion-infused tissues. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. KEEP YOUR TANK FULL Matthew M. says, In the winter, don't let your gas tank get below 1 1/4 to ensure your car can start, even in sub-zero weather. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. HUMILITY IS A VIRTUE Alec G. tells US, When someone will never admit to being wrong about anything, it's a big red flag. CRACKED.COM

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TELL US NOW. PREVENTATIVE CARE IS BETTER Paul G. says, In all possible contexts: in the long run, regular maintenance is always easier and cheaper than emergency repairs. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. LAPTOPS AND LIQUIDS DON'T MIX Ramy G. says, Never ever put a drink next to the laptop. It will spill even if nothing touched it... It will. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. IT'S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW Matthew v. tells US, That success often depends on connections more than talent. That's not to say that those that succeed don't always have talent, but that a lot of connections and some talent beats out a lot of talent and some connections. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. WORK WON'T LOVE YOU BACK William D. says, Do not give your employer more than they give you. They will always take advantage of your kindness and work ethic, and you almost never get back as much as you put in. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. INTERESTED PEOPLE WILL MAKE TIME FOR YOU James B. shares, That no one is ever 'so busy' that it takes them a week to get back to you. You're just not a priority to them. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. WORKING IN HEALTH CARE MAY BE BAD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH Kelly W. says, That even though jobs in health care are in high demand and easily obtainable with decent benefits and pay, they're not worth the sacrifice to your personal time, mental health, personal well-being or family time. You have to deal with people when they're definitely not at their best. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. DON'T GIVE CREDIT CARDS TO TEENS Jon G. warns about the danger of credit cards. Being 19 and having a card wasn't a great move. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. BEWARE OF WORK FRIENDS Holly A. says, Coworkers are not your friends. Do not divulge personal info lest it be used to their benefit against you. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. YOU CAN'T CHANGE PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO CHANGE Kelly H. says, Not everybody wants to be the good person that you see inside them. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. MAKE CHANGES TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE Leroy S. shares, If you want changes in your life, you have to break out of your routines once in a while. You can't keep doing the same things every day and expect something new to happen. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. PAY OFF YOUR CAR BEFORE AN ACCIDENT Ricardo C. tells US, I never totaled a car until earlier this year, and it turns out the insurance company pays out to whoever holds the title. If it happens to be the bank at the time, then you're out of luck. Pay off that loan quick, and get that title ASAP. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. WAIT TO BRUSH TEETH AFTER THROWING UP Raichelle D. tells US, Do not brush your teeth right after vomiting. You are brushing the acid into your enamel, which will weaken your teeth over time and lead to lots of dental problems down the road. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. MAKE BACON WHILE WEARING CLOTHES Wagner S. warns, Don't fry bacon while you're naked. It was my first week living by myself. CRACKED.COM
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