when ppl say the equivalent of "i pulled myself up by my bootstraps"

i think "you had the *opportunity* to pull yourself up by the bootstraps"

and i think about all the people without boots yanking their achielles tendon raw just trying to stand up.


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@tychi I think Tim Minchin put it well in this university address thing. Re the bootstraps.


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