In the 60's and early 70's, most of us wanna be's relied on learning from each other. I believe Woodstock started most of it.
A lot of people stopped playing but many of us kept going on regardless of what life dealt us. Over the years I've stopped playing for periods of time, but when I saw a new guitar I liked, I started playing again. Along with the interest of a lot of younger people wanting to learn what ever it is that I know. And then came the internet, which made so many things possible for us that were self taught. New chords, new equipment, new possibilities. Whether it be learning a new song, just finding all the old music or trying to keep up with all the new stuff from the many, many talented new artists. Maybe stumbling upon Chordie gave us a new place to go. The chance to share what we play and listen to with everyone else out there that feels the same in some way as us.
During many experiences in our lives, there is a song or songs, that we can just mellow out and relate that music to what ever it is that has happened. After 35 years of playing, all for fun and personal satisfaction, I find it awesome that a website like Chordie
is available for all of us. So much stuff, so little time. My advice to all the younger folks, whatever happens in your daily lives, try to keep up the interest in playing. Over the years your experience alone will be priceless.