You live in a social environment and need to be able to interact with other people as well as be able to cope with life's challenges. So there are some very important basic life skills which enable you to be able to do these things, otherwise you would find it difficult to cope in today's society.
What life skills are vital?
Being able to communicate with other people.
Communication consists of listening and speaking. You must be able to listen and understand what someone is asking or telling you and also be able to be clear about what you are asking or telling them. If you can't do both of these you will find it difficult to work and interact with others. When communication breaks down then misunderstanding arises and people might become aggressive or unco-operative towards you and you might not be able to understand why this happens.
Being able to look after your own needs for shelter and food.
You need to be aware of needing to have shelter when its cold for example and knowing that you must wear warmer clothes. If you can't do this then you might be staying outside in the winter too long and not protecting yourself adequately against the elements.
You need to recognise when you must eat and drink and respond to those signals with good quality food otherwise your body may not function as efficiently as it could do and you will become more prone to infection and other illnesses.
Knowing what you want. Then you will be able to find out how to achieve this.how to set manageable goals, how to get over obstacles and objections you come up against and live the sort of life you really want.
Know what is important to you because knowing what you value is important in enabling you to move forward and living the sort of life you want.Not only that but you will be able to interact with others with integrity and authenticity.
Believing in yourself, because whatever you set out to do in life there will be people who support you and others who disagree with you. It helps you to stay focussed when you believe in yourself and what you want to achieve. Your positive mental attitude will,make it more likely you will have a positive outcome.
So all these life skills are important to cope with life and help you to become a successful person