How so many people are lazy and lack initiative. When I was younger and first out on my own, I didn't have anybody that I could call for help to do anything, so I learned a lot of stuff out of necessity. I see a lot of people who are helpless/clueless on basic home/car type stuff. My wife's 30 year old nephew was working 2 jobs, he had a minor issue with his car and he just let it sit for 3 months and bummed rides vs tried to do anything with it. My wife asked me to help, I got the parts, paid for everything, tried to set up times to do it and he acted like I was bothering him and never even thanked me when it was done. My next door neighbor is mid 30s, his dad comes over and rakes his leaves, shovels his snow etc. His mom comes over and cleans the house.