"Be a Goddamn Adult. Learn to Cook."

Excuse my language, but what the ever-loving fuck?

Do you guys count sewing buttons as a major life skill? If your parent didn't (or couldn't) take the time to show you how to light a pilot light, are you no longer an adult? If you aren't a weird, super realistic combination of a seamstress, nutritionist, cook, and mechanic, are you failing at life?

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To be fair, Erin Gloria Ryan doesn't bash Millenials specifically, but it harkens back to the good old days (ha) when people took Home Ec seriously. I personally would have Hulk smashed any teacher who told me that sewing was more important than my other electives in high school. I agree that kids should have the chance to learn how to budget - but not everyone does everything the same way, and that's a skill that, in my experience, develops. Or it doesn't. The kind of 30+ year old who doesn't know how to budget is not the kind of person who would have been fundamentally changed by a high school class on how to balance rent and groceries - by 30, we have all had access to the tools (hello, Youtube, blogs, Pinterest, etc.) to learn all of these things if we were particularly interested in doing so. I mean, I don't budget! I suck at it! And in university, I have had plenty of opportunities to learn. I'm trying, but my lack of budgeting is not because the world around me hasn't given me the opportunity, and not because I am a coddled Millenial kidult. Ugh.

I know that a lot of people on GT here are crafty, so my ire aside, I'm curious - what do you guys think are crucial life skills that are necessary to be an adult, rather than a 'kidult' (gag)? (And if you agree with EGR, don't worry, that's okay!!)