The Self-made man does not Exist. You'd be nothing without the people who came before you .. the people who paved the roads for you, the people who invented the internet, the people who put satellites in outter space for you to communicate and spread your Randian ideas .. ... etc. Then again, here's where people get it all wrong. This is not an excuse to be lazy and just let the river carry you away to wherever the fuck it wants to take you. You're a grown up now. You're self aware. You're in control .. get out there and make the world a better place. What I mean when I say that there's no such thing as a self-made man .. It just means .. stop vilifying social safety nets and people who need help .. ... stop vilifying immigrants and people trying to survive and stay alive in the game .. cause one day that might be You.