What a silly thing to say. I wouldn't know how to create a shoe if you paid me. It's a skill that takes years to master and it is relatively useless in the modern world. 99.9% of all driving is for getting to work or to chores. If you can do without adding another stressful and annoying task to the mix, by all means do!
The places you can explore by car are severely limited. There needs to be a road there. For exploring, learning to fly a plane, navigate a boat, and ride a bike are much more useful skills; and of course keep yourself in good enough shape that you make good use of hiking boots. If I could take back all those tens of thousands of hours spent driving a car and spend them on actual exploring I would do it in a nanosecond. I hardly knew my environs outside of walking distance when I was driving there, when I started riding a bicycle for distances under ten miles I was gob-smacked at all the cool things I'd missed when speeding by.