YOUTUBE ANSWER FOR AN INNER TUBE
EDITOR Rick Lee bemoaned in a recent editorial the fact many young people lack life skills, such as being able to change a tyre. “I am going to use this editorial to have a few stern words to the parents of Gen Ys and the culture that has encouraged us to mollycoddle them to the point where they have to call the RAC to change a flat tyre,” he said. Well, I’m not Gen Y and I don’t know how to change a tyre – I’ve never needed to. If I ever get a flat, I’ll look up “how to change a tyre” on YouTube. I learnt how to add mixed fractions in school but I still had to YouTube this “skill” when helping my 11-year-old with her homework. When my 13-year-old catches the bus each day, I make sure her iPhone and iPad are charged in case of an emergency. These are the life skills of modern living. I’m a firm believer in “don’t worry about it until it happens” Be prepared, but deal with things as they crop up.
Vanessa Schmitt - editor