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    In Case It's Not Already Obvious, Here Are 17 Unwritten Rules You Should Already Be Living By

    I hope you're taking notes.

    We recently shared a post featuring some of the unwritten rules of life that all people should be following. The original post was inspired by u/SpareArm, who started the Reddit thread asking for these rules.

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    The comments quickly filled with more unwritten and unspoken rules that you definitely need to know. Here are some of the best:

    1. "Don't point out if someone is blushing. They can't control it, they already know, and you're making it worse by drawing attention to it."

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    2. "If you make a mess, clean it up as soon as you can — especially if you live with other people. Be it washing that bowl or picking up your clothes from the bathroom floor, it makes life easier and avoids arguments."

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    3. "Figure out what you’re going to order or buy before you’re at the front of a queue."

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    4. "Don't ask people why they don't drink."

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    5. "Don’t ask how much people’s stuff costs."

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    6. "Borrowed a car? Fill the tank, or at the very least, replace the gas you used."

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    7. "Don’t give someone’s phone number (or other contact info) to someone else without their permission."

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    8. "Don’t lend out things that aren’t 100% yours. If you don’t own it, don’t lend it out on the owner’s behalf. If it’s shared (particularly if a group of people have pitched in to buy it), check with the others first."

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    9. "If you borrow something repeatedly, then it's probably a good idea for you to buy one of your own."

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    10. "Don’t brag about your kid if another parent just shared a challenge they're having with theirs."

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    11. "Stop talking on your phone in the bathroom."

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    12. "Never mock something that someone cannot change. You may think you're joking, but you never know what people are sensitive about."

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    13. "Don't touch a pregnant person's stomach. Like, stop! Please stop!"

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    14. "Take the time to congratulate someone when they share good news. Don’t just ask questions right away."

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    15. "Don't take up all of the pavement. Walk on the left or the right so that people can get past."

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    16. "Don't ask people when they are having kids. Not everyone wants children. Some people have a hard time conceiving. Some people can't get pregnant at all. Some people might've lost a pregnancy. It's none of your business."

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    17. Finally: "When someone's talking, don't spend the entire time formulating a response and waiting for them to shut up so you can talk. Listen!"

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    Are there any more rules we are missing? Drop them in the comments below!

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity

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