It used to be that you would learn from parents, grandparents, and other folks that were prominent in your life.
Maybe you learned how to change the oil from your Dad, or how to can peaches from your Mom.
Or perhaps your grandfather was a fisherman and knew how to preserve fish through smoking and curing.
We used to learn these things as a matter of course. It was expected of us, because we had to pitch in and help.
But one big reason was that those significant people in our lives knew it was their responsibility to pass on what they knew.
For better or worse I think that the “Pass it on” mindset seems to be less and less prevalent the farther our society … grows.
This is a shame, because whenever someone dies without passing on their know-how just a little more of that knowledge is gone.
So if you’re a grandparent, teach your grand kids. If you’re a younger person, find folks who can teach you some of those skills you might not think you need.
Don’t let this stuff disappear. It’s important.