Learning to drive a car is complicated and
some people feel that it is too difficult to learn how to do it.
Such people need to walk, ride a bike, or ride in public transit, or a taxicab. Or hitch-hike, maybe?
There are discussions as to the relative costs of being able to drive, and owning or leasing the vehicles to accomodate our needs, and not doing so.
It gets a bit expensive to try to live in a rural area, if that is one's choice, so inability to drive a vehicle may well limit the choices of where one lives, among other lifestyle choices. Possibly including the employment options that we are able to accept.
And through the years they have the option of either continuing to follow that path, or, as they achieve more experience and self-confidence, to take on the task of learning to drive, thus becoming more independent, of having more options in life. More strings on one's violin.
Similar circumstances relate to learning how money works, it seems to me.
Many of us claim that it is advisable for everyone to learn how to do it. It gives one more options, more freedom.
Some owners of assets, worried that if they choose to manage their money, and do a poor job of it, results could well be disastrous ...
... as some people fear that, as they either know too little, or are too fearful, to drive, choose to let others take charge of moving them from place to place.
Some worry about owning a car ... as they worry that someone may steal it: if someone steals a taxicab ... there are others that they can call. No skin off of their nose.
No one cares about the money that each of us earns, and the assets that we have accumulated and now possess, as much as we do ... except, in some cases, people who would like to move (some of) it from our pocket into theirs.
In both circumstances, it seems to me, a combination of learning and experience contribute to making one a skilled practitioner.
Actually, the driving issue could become more disastrous, and has proved so for many, for many, especially youthful persons, driving beyond the skill levels which they had achieved, have injured or killed themselves and/or others, and caused grave damage to machines.
Actually, learning how money works may be easier, for most of us have only small amounts to deal with us in our early days of that experience, so enjoy more protection from really disastrous consequences. Well, of major proportions, anyway.
With one exception - if we are foolish enough to seriously over-spend using credit cards, leaving ourselves with a large debt to pay off, at high operating costs before we achieve that fully-paid goal.
What reactions do you have to this comparison, please?