the founder of taco bell built his first taco restaurant with his bare hands using lumber he purchased by selling his refrigerator. try doing that today. try pulling yourself up by bootstraps when you're priced out of bootstraps, when bootstraps are regulated away by red tape and bureaucracy. the guy who founded taco bell was a hard working man, very dedicated and stubborn, something of a hero to me. but as great as that man was, how in the fuck could he have done what he did in the modern day? he would have been priced out of the land, the lumber, zoning regulations and endless licenses and arbitrary rules. he was one the finest men humanity every produced and had he been born some decades later he'd be broke and useless working a dead end job. the world didn't give him anything, he worked for everything he had, but the world didn't go out of its way to stop him either. and yes i am self aware that this is a cringeworthy whining rant and somewhat exaggerated to make a point.