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    18 Underrated Skills People Should Make A Point To Learn In Their Lifetime

    The more you know.

    Have you ever learned something that turned out to be super useful in your daily life?

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    When Reddit user u/Working-Yam-1717 asked, "What is an underrated skill that people should learn?" a bunch of folks chimed in with an array of thoughtful answers.

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    I've rounded up the most helpful responses to the thread. Check them out below:

    1. "Sewing. It’s easy and will save you time and money."

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    2. "Changing a tire. A staggering amount of people with cars don’t possess this very basic skill."

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    3. "Putting ourselves in someone else's shoes."

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    4. "Operating a car with a manual transmission. [You] never know when it might come in handy. It’s really easy to learn."

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    5. "Honestly shocked that being able to make a fire isn't higher up the list. It's one of the most basic survival skills."

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    6. "Changing your own oil."

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    7. "Speaking another language. It really helps in all situations of life while improving cultural awareness and helping to make people more open to new things."

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    8. "Parking a car properly."

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    9. "Actually listening to others."

    10. "Accounting. If you want to run a successful business, you really should do an accounting course. Not so that you can do your own accounting. But so that you can understand what others are telling you."

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    11. "Minding your own business."

    12. "How to use a kitchen knife. It’s the most useful and versatile tool in the kitchen and opens many doors when it comes to cooking and safety."

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    13. "Self-reflection and looking at one's actions. It is a skill that should constantly be developed."

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    14. "Mental math. I know it’s rough to learn, but it makes your life so much easier. The world is ruled by money. Might as well know how to calculate how much you’re spending."

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    15. "Being able to use your [other] hand for basic tasks. It can be really helpful if you break your hand or arm."

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    16. "How to defend yourself. You don't want to be in a situation where you're at the mercy of another [person].

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    17. "General [fixes] around the house like hanging up frames, repairing holes in the drywall, painting, [or] basic electrical work like light switches."

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    18. "Yes, living below your means is huge. The more you live below your means, the sooner you can retire. You don't have to retire the moment you are able to, but at least you have the option."

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    What underrated skill would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.