Good question, and one I ask myself about 20 times a day on here. Either people are too lazy, or they just don't know how google works, or what the search bar is for. It especially surprises me because I'm old enough to have never had anything to do with a computer until my late forties and it didn't take me long to figure out that the computer functions like a giant reference library. I'm amazed that people who are young enough to have grown up using a computer apparently don't know that. I wonder where all the tax dollars went, the ones I paid so students in my local schools could have access to computers and learn to deal with modern technology, the taxes I had to pay for them to have computers when I couldn't afford my own computer.
I like answering questions when it's something that's a little hard to find out, but when it's something that I can find out within 60 seconds by googling, my answer is sometimes something like "look up a recipe for chocolate cupcakes and follow that recipe", or "google chocolate cupcake recipe". Something along the lines of "you can feed a man a fish and he won't be hungry for one day, but teach a man to fish and he won't be hungry for the rest of his life."
I also think we have, lately, a culture of " I don't know how, and it's hard to learn, why don't you do it for me?", an unwillingness to do some of the hard work of developing your own skills. We seem to be, increasingly, people who just couldn't be bothered learning anything outside a few things we feel comfortable with already. The good old American work ethic, the one that says that whatever it is that has to be done we can do it, the one that built this continent, seems to be in short supply.