I Am the 99 Percent23 Oct 2011 / Paul Epps
But I’m not clear on what constitutes a win with regard to the Top 1 Percent?
What if we take away everything they have and leave them with nothing? Then the Top 2 Percent roll up to become the Top 1 Percent and we’d have to stage another round of protests against them, right?
Why can’t we just count our blessings and enjoy what we have?
You think you’d be happier with a lot of money? You wouldn’t. Where’s the evidence?
The guy making a million a year wants to make 2 million a year. The guy making 2 million wants to make 10 million. The guy making 10 million is in jail for trying to steal an extra 10 million.
As Epictetus used to say, “None of these objects that men admire and set their hearts on is of any use to those who get them, though those who have never chanced to have them get the impression, that if only these things were theirs their cup of blessings would be full, and then, when they get them, the sun scorches them and the sea tosses them no less, and they feel the same boredom and the same desire for what they have not got.”