Baron Munchausen once pulled himself and his horse out of a swamp by pulling upward on his own hair.
While this fantastical feat is humorous because it is impossible in reality, bootstrapping is precisely what we must do in the spiritual realm: lift ourselves through moxy and determination alone.
(idea from Slavoj Žižek)

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