"'Bootstrapping' and 'equality of opportunity, not outcomes'
make perfect sense if you assume, as I did, that people who hadn't
risen into my world simply hadn't worked hard enough, or wanted it
badly enough, or had simply failed. But I had assumed that
bootstrapping required about as much as it took to get yourself
promoted from junior varsity to varsity. It turns out that it's
more like pulling yourself up from tee-ball to the World Series.
Sure, some people do it, but they're the exceptions, the outliers,
the Olympians." -- Jeremiah Goulka,
"The Political Awakening of a Republican: 'I Had Viewed Whole
Swaths of the Country and the World as Second-Class People'",