There's been several articles written recently about the incompetence of men to fix anything. I wrote about becoming a Jack of all Trades here. I really didn't learn any of the skills from my father - in fact I have far exceeded the number of things that he has done. But he never had the fear to try something, even if he could not do it well. That has been the same attitude that I have embraced.
It seems now that most younger men don't want to even try - they just hire someone. Are they afraid of failing or imperfection? If so that is a poor reflection on them. On the other hand, I suppose that means that we are becoming a very wealthy nation.