We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The question came up in a dinner conversation. I love Youtube.
How to fix a leaky faucet? How the Spanish Armada failed? How to back a boat into a slip with a strong current? How to make a good pasta fagiole? Sure, it can be a time-waster but it's a great resource.
You are right, YouTube is awesome. Not only to find out how to fix something or cook something but just simply to learn new things. There is a dark side. If the video mentioned negative side effects of the vas they would de-monetize it. If it mentions guns they hide it.
I started leaving about one video week on YouTube almost 16 years ago. I have over 1200 videos. I'm retired and the income from making YouTube videos has been very helpful to supplement my Social Security. Some of my most profitable videos have been solving common problems quickly or inexpensively. Every time I have a problem now. I think of it as a possible YouTube video. YouTube is the perfect hobby for old people. As you get older everything reminds you of something else and you have 1 million stories and that is one thing artificial intelligence will have a hard time competing with. In case you are wondering my channel is named Robb's homemade life. Merry Christmas to everyone and have a happy and healthy new year. I know 2023 is going to be wonderful because I have lowered my expectations tremendously.