I was talking to a gentlemen today who was definitely an older generation as he mentioned that he never grew up with things like a television set and to this date he still refuses to buy one. Similarly, he has enforced this lifestyle with his children as well where for the most part they are illiterate when it comes to the most basic items nowadays such as how to browse the Internet. Just recently he started to realize that maybe restricting them from all this technology in such an extreme way is probably not the best way to go. That then brought up topics such as him maybe having to hire people like tutors to help get them on a similar level to other kids.
Because they were still kids though people were then suggesting why spend all that money on things like expensive tutors when you could easily teach them through hobbies? For example, people suggested buying a computer, a simple tablet or even a video game system can probably teach themselves a lot if you let them go at it. I know a lot of adults that even use this approach to teach themselves additional skills and knowledge in life for example and in many cases it can work.
I would say the biggest obstacle though is the fact that most people would stop if they don’t have others to share their newly found hobby or passion with. So therefore if you are using the hobby approach as a fun way to learn new skills and as well to save money then it’s probably best ahead of time to find like a group or buddy to venture with. In a way you can treat it like it is your own classmates too.
I suppose the other point in this conversation is don’t forget times change and people need a different set of skills to survive and adapt in the environment that they are now in.