Over here, learning a skill happens to be at the top of everyone's agenda. The only problem is that most people here are still old school. The skills some are them are currently learning isn't something this generation should be focused on. Generator repair wouldn't give you as much money as UI/UX would. Unfortunately, some of this people are illiterates who don't even own a smart phone so they can't even learn skills like design, coding or copywriting.
I remember the first skill that I ever attempted to learn actually ended badly. I said attempted because I never really went half way through it. I've mentioned here that I've always had a passion for electronics and my dad saw that passion and decided to take me to the shop of this man who does repairs.
It was just after my junior secondary school so I had some few months to spare before returning back to school. Unfortunately, it turned out having a passion for something and actually sitting down to learn that thing aren't the same thing. I was finding it difficult to understand what was happening and this was mainly because the man in charge of making sure I learn didn't really care.
He was not an honest man either and would look for ways to scam his customers. I saw all of this and always returned home to tell my parents because I just wasn't feeling it anymore. A boss that lies will eventually will make me lie for him one day and my dad didn't want that. Unfortunately, there wasn't much time for me to go learn else where as school was drawing closer so my dad made me quit and then I stayed the rest of the days at home and just waited for school to resume.
That was the first ever skill I tried to acquire and if I had known better then, I would have gone for something else because it really isn't about learning any skill, it's about learning the right one. Luckily for me I know that now and I'm working towards it, I just wish many people know this too so that they won't waste time like I did and go into some better.