I’ve been a bit amazed by the things people have been admitting to not knowing recently. I’m flabberghasted that they manage to get through life, just as they’re probably mystified by my apparent inability to do as they do.
What are the basic practical skills you think everyone should possess in order to lead an independent existence?
Is it necessary to be able to strip an engine down to its component parts? Or to be able to put it back together? Or is it enough to be able to put oil in and change a wheel. Or is even that much necessary.
Is it enough to be able to add hot water to instant noodle? Or is the minimum standard a three-course meal?
How about fixing stuff at home? How many people can put a plug on a new appliance? Fix a leaking tap? Install a washing machine? Repaint that apartment?
What’s important to you? What skills are necessary to get through life with the minimum trouble?