The Self-made Individual

“A self-made individual is meritoriously the king of the jungle; standing tall, triumphant and strong-the sexiest and most heroic of them all.”

-The Little Mermaid, MMXVII

(Photo Credit: Sculpture by Mr Paul Slipper named ‘Self-made Woman’)

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Author: The Lil' Mermaid

My soul is an enthralling mystery, delicately concocted with some chaos and a little glee.

63 thoughts on “The Self-made Individual”

  1. Absolutely and undoubtedly. The individual is highly motivated and confident. He/she knows themselves well enough and the process they have been through to reach there.❀

    1. I would agree. Someone who laboriously climbs the ladder of economic success by dint of sheer hard work and talent rather than because of inherited riches, family connections or other prerogatives develops the remarkable qualities of courage, resilience and equanimity. I look up to such people.

  2. Lil’ Mermaid – so sorry about all that silliness on your blog yesterday. I hope you were not offended by that mad conversation and can see your way to putting it down to a bad attack of silliness – once again, sincere apologies!

    1. Definitely Lorac! There’s no escaping the fact that man is by nature a social animal- born with the desire to feel loved, supported and empowered by his immediate community. But we also have an overriding need to have our own space to grow individually in order to mould our character, to discover our strengths and weaknesses, to feed our soul with what gives us joy and to shape our life the way we want to.

      We cannot depend on others to the point we lose our sense of being. That is not healthy in the long run.

      Take care you too, my buddy. Sending you lots of love X

  3. The flexibility of this entity had remained stretchy, daring all impossibilities.
    Ask this personage and you’ll find out that this is another David who dared the gargantuan, brutish height of Goliath.
    It’s quite amazing this unique attractiveness wielded even by an unattractively looking successful entity! Dear Little Mermaid, I do agree with the truism of your post.

        1. Yeah it’s been a long while! I was fighting my quarter-life crisis. I will write more on this in the coming days. I just hope you’ve been doing good during my absence (and found your angel, by God’s grace).

          Take care. See you soon. Hugs XOXO

          1. Glad you are through with the fighting and have emerged victorious!
            Still in the search for “angel!”
            Been trying my best in your absence. Hope to read more from you and especially your fighting experience!

  4. Truth. For those who create themselves, are a unique product of their own creation. And those who are confident in their unique self are both the sexiest and strongest. Well said, @Lil’ Mermaid.

      1. Hello Urvashi and welcome back to BLOG Land! Thank you for your kind complement to me, giving another hope is a goal of mine and why I blog.
        I am doing well with life’s up and downs and having fun learning about life. I am glad you are fine, take care Urvashi.
        Denny

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