It’s sure easy to mock the “one percent” and the “one percent of the one percent” these days. I mean, when they compare their plight to Jews in Nazi Germany and claim they’re rich simply because they work harder than the rest of us, what do they expect. It may be true that they work harder than the rest of us, but saying it outside of their head is just as moronic as those who claim life is hard because they’re beautiful.
The truth is many wealthy people become so through their own volition. Many did work hard and smart. Sam Zell is right that the rest of us would do ourselves a favor if we spend as much time emulating the “one percent” as we do bashing them. That is what we’re going to do here.