Well I grew up in a poor country and know how to do all sorts of stuff, DH grew up on a farm (with frugal parents) and is the first-born son. We're now both lazy and non-handy. :) Experiences are good, at least they give you knowledge if you need it, but they don't really change who you are inside. We're just not farm type, even though I know how to manage chicken and he used to help raise pigs. We wouldn't mind never taking care of an animal again.
Lol! This is reassuring! My mom was very crafty and talented and always had some sort of project going on- sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, making yogurt, drying and canning foods, wallpapering and painting, re-finishing furniture, re tiling the bathrooms, reupholstering the furniture (on top of the laundry, bills, shopping and cooking). She was an amazing woman!! It was seriously only a few years ago that I realized that it's really quite alright that I haven't upholstered anything yet. That it's ok I have no interest in upholstering or refinishing furniture at all. It's not some sort of necessary step to being a real adult. That most people, even the handy ones, don't reupholster and refinish their furniture themselves. It's just something my mom liked doing.
Keeping this on topic, I'm so looking forward to moving to a smaller home. The rest of the world could fit a whole other family in the square footage of this house. We don't need this much, it's just square footage to clean and maintain.