It is literally impossible to do both of the following things (a) Pick yourself up by the bootstraps; (b) Be self-made. That being the case, don’t be so cocky as to claim that you’ve done either, or suggest that others do so.
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Mike Sturm

I want to to say I understand this statement but then I’ll be cocky to do that. Can someone please explain? Mike Sturm?

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