Tradition was that a father passed down skill sets and problem solving abilities (common sense) to their son(s). But did the chain get broken with the baby-boomer generation….
I have always thought this can-do fix-anything attitude was widespread. It wasn’t until I talked to many others outside my world and had shared my experience that I grew to recognize that my youthful life experiences made me unique. Others are always intrigued about my knowledge– which I always thought was so very commonly normal. See, I’m not a genius, just handy.