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Old May 20th, 2003, 08:57 AM
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How many are self made here

Guys, i want to know how many are self made here.

How many have used thier fathers and grandfathers money to be where they are today.

How many have got married with thier own money.

Just wondering.
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Old May 20th, 2003, 09:09 AM
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How many have got married with thier own money.
I think I did marry with my own money. My parents were retired and were being supported by me. No dowry. Asked for a small cerimony so the girls parents would not get washed out..

But is that what is being self made? Thru out our parents gave us food/clothing/shelter/education etc.. so no one can claim to be purely selfmade.

Since the day I got my first job? Yes I am selfmade (never had to borrow money from others, came to USA with 25$ in the pocket and a job (took a salary advance to open an account in citibank) , and generally took life from there on my own (selfmade?) otherwise taking everything into consideration (from childhood till date.. no way I m selfmade).
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Old May 20th, 2003, 09:12 AM
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my dad and mom made me...a long time ago.
then they raised me. paid for hi-fi schools and engg education and marraige. Stayed at their home all my life until I came to USA.
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I think I did marry with my own money. My parents were retired and were being supported by me. No dowry. Asked for a small cerimony so the girls parents would not get washed out..

But is that what is being self made? Thru out our parents gave us food/clothing/shelter/education etc.. so no one can claim to be purely selfmade.

Since the day I got my first job? Yes I am selfmade (never had to borrow money from others, came to USA with 25$ in the pocket and a job (took a salary advance to open an account in citibank) , and generally took life from there on my own (selfmade?) otherwise taking everything into consideration (from childhood till date.. no way I m selfmade).
PEL said it all. no need for me to repeat same views.
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Old May 20th, 2003, 09:30 AM
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I think I can be a candidate.

My father died when I was 18. After that I went to military service and university and then started working.

After my father's death I did not have any support from the family (poor mother could not afford supporting me with a primary school teacher's salary.)

I worked during university years (I was administrator of Internet Center of the university - There was a 14400baud satellite link to the internet for entire university at that time ).

I worked nights and days until I reached my current position (as an administrator of central data center of a bank).

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Nope, am NOT a self-made man!

More like a 'work-in-progress'
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Old May 20th, 2003, 09:36 AM
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mac,

even then, you atleast had support until you were 18. I would say anyone is self made only like they show in movies.. orphaned at young age, and somehow becoming street smart, get educated by themself etc. You know the extrems?

Your case can be considered closest though.
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Nope, am NOT a self-made man!

More like a 'work-in-progress'
Thats assuming we discount the achievements of the super reflector in various aspects of non conventional energy production.
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GpeL, I think in pure sense no one can be selfmade. I was talking, maybe from the age of 18.

As far i am concern. I have not taken money from my parents from the age of 18. When i turned 18 my dad told i am on my own. He gave Rs 20000. I kept a shop, earned my own living, paid my own fees. My Parents supported all that i did and guided me to live an independent life. It gave me great pleasure to earn my own money and spend during college days.

I did not take a penny from anyone for marriage. I was perticular about that no one spends money except me.

Sometimes, it gives u a pleasure to be on ur own
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Old May 20th, 2003, 09:51 AM
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He gave Rs 20000. I kept a shop, earned my own living, paid my own fees.
They perhaps have done great thing. They have forced you to be on yourself. To be able to manage yourself.

Your job has been better than me. It has been a little optional to deal with problems while I had to deal with them.

By the way, just curious to know, you created your job with that 20,000 Rs or you worked for someone else?

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No one supported me.. & I'm not supporitng any one.My Father does his well whatever he is able to.Now I'm working & he doesn't need anything from me.
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I'm on my way & He is on his way but still I'm bachelor & this is his responsibilty to look a gal for me & handover.
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I just had one pepsi .. and i was self-made ever since
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his responsibilty to look a gal for me & handover.
thats all

Abey!!!

Kyaa yaar ravan ki prathaa hai kyaa? Jaa ke apaharan kar ke tere ko dene? Ki bakaaydaa pataa ke dena hoinga tere ko. Poblem hai yaar... tu jawaani me nahi pataa saktaa chori to tere baapuji is budhaape me tere ko chori pataa ke deni hoingi?
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Abey!!!

Kyaa yaar ravan ki prathaa hai kyaa? Jaa ke apaharan kar ke tere ko dene? Ki bakaaydaa pataa ke dena hoinga tere ko. Poblem hai yaar... tu jawaani me nahi pataa saktaa chori to tere baapuji is budhaape me tere ko chori pataa ke deni hoingi?

You cannot understand some rules & regulations of this society.Even If I have a GF ....there are some formalities that he has to do being my father & friend.

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By the way, just curious to know, you created your job with that 20,000 Rs or you worked for someone else?

Mac
i had various shops till i finised my college, then i had a IT company.. then i came to US to work, to get international exposure
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