The fallacy of 'self-made'

In today’s world, self-made people don’t exist.

How did this false phrase ever come to life?

Perhaps in the early 1600s when the phrase “self-made” was first documented, it was possible to step into the wilderness alone with nothing and survive into a successful life.

Certainly we can take ownership of the “want to” and the first step, although even then, environment plays a big role.

But never will the path of growth be paved by efforts of only ourselves.