And he said, “If they’d only pull themselves up by their bootstraps…”

Stop. Do you realize bootstraps have been invoked before? Those deceptively simple leather straps that somehow hold the keys to the American Dream. The only ones who win are the ones who don the boot, and presumably you are one of those lucky ones.

But your logic presumes everyone has the same access, accessibility, and visibility. One glance outside reveals an array of footwear—heels, oxfords, mary janes, I prefer flats myself.

Your resin coated weather resistant selves have blocked out the vision of anyone who doesn’t wear the same shoe as you.

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