The Myths Of Rugged Individualism And The Self Made Man

899 WordsSep 15, 20154 Pages
I think Americans believe in the myths of “rugged individualism” and the “self-made man” because they want to get things done on their own and not have to depend on other people to help them. In a lifetime there will be challenges and obstacles that you will have to go through. It is up to you if you want to get help or struggle. No one wants to struggle so their best bet is to get help. In today’s world many people depend on the government for places to live and food to eat. We have many benefits from the government such as Snap/EBT and Section 8. However, in the eighteenth century the government did not supply all of this so they had to figure out their problems on their own. Today there are some people who don’t need the government at all, they are successful and have something going for themselves. They had to depend on someone in order to become a self-made man. No one wants to share what’s there’s if they have worked really hard to get it. They also do not want it to be taken away from them. The government is put in place so that if it comes to a time where you need help, they will help you until you get back on your feet. They do not want to have to pay those who have helped them. They want to do everything by themselves, so that no one can take what they have worked extremely hard for away from them. I think that this is a good idea to stand behind because, no one should depend on others they should want to work hard for their belongings. People talk bad about people

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