Occupy and the 99 Percent

With all the arguments of right and wrong and effective or waste of time, I have three quotes to share.

“So if you really look at where we’re letting people down in terms of the American dream, I wouldn’t say – you can take this as self-serving – I wouldn’t say it’s because of a few people are very rich. I’d say it’s because we haven’t been doing a good job on education to give them an opportunity to move up into the top few percent.”

Bill Gates, October 27, 2011

…and these from JK Rowling, via her character Albus Dumbledore.

“You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

Update: This post was originally written during the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests against the 1 percent of the population holding the financed and power. While I agree the wage gap is a problem, I don’t think criticizing those with power is the problem. Let’s educate and encourage the 99 percent to rise to join the 1 percent instead. Oh, and I suspect I was reading too much Seth Godin, because this was such a short blurt it makes no sense without context. 

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