How often has someone with multiple pairs of shoes in their closet said, “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps,” to someone who couldn’t afford boots?
Were self-made men actually spawned of their own willpower rather than conceived of sperm and egg? Were they nourished through infancy on their own sweat? By the aforementioned implausible act of pulling themselves up by their bootstraps, do they levitate everywhere rather than riding on public roads? Continue reading