I"m younger than many on here, but I"m becoming ever more aware I"m no longer young. But I have this to add.
Asked at 17 if I liked tools, I"d have said no, not really. But, see, my father worked in an office all his life. I had nothing to spark my interest.
In my mid-20"s my wife and I bought our house and soon after a TO30 to mow the meadow and do other tractor jobs around. Since we were broke, when it needed repaired I tried my best. And, with that, I fell in love with tools and old machines. I still have very much to learn, but then again I missed over 15 good years of learning opportunities.
Perhaps a few of those young guys around who show no interest in tools may simply have never had a chance to fall in love yet. Find some, mentor them, pass the love on.