Lately I’ve started fixing my mechanical problems myself (as opposed to calling my brother-in-law, who can fix anything). It’s cool to be creative, and I really like problem-solving a lot. And it’s not about pride, but more about being self-reliant and motivated to tackle problems by myself if I can. I do, however, believe in enlisting the help of experts when necessary, as it would be unwise to attempt to do things that are out of my capacity and skills. But so much of the time we can do stuff ourselves if we just take the time to learn and try!
When it comes to handy stuff,
I’m not totally clueless, I guess!