Time to bring back shop class? That’s much easier said than done.
"We’ve produced millions upon millions of well-credentialed but poorly educated, atomized people who need constant validation through their screens and who recoil from the slightest hint of risk."
Thank the self-esteem movement.
Yes! Yes, to it all! I have had the great displeasure of watching our once fine country decline from a manufacturer of fine, at least good, products to a horrible culture of, "It's not my job," self-centered laziness. If the coming collapse would bring back some of the resourcefulness and ambition to learning the trades, fixing things, and manufacturing things, I might welcome it. However, with the populace we have now, I'm afraid it would just be the Wild West atmosphere with way more robbery, burglary, and killing.