[ Thanks to helios for this link.
“With the exception of an ant colony and a kibbutz, two percent
of the population will fuel and affect the progress of that
society. The rest of us are either consumers or vendors of those
efforts. Sure, the percentages can be played with and argued, but
taken in average, the number remains fairly accurate.
“Most of us live our lives as consumers, and in most countries,
regardless of politics, consumers drive the market. It is a rare
opportunity to be a two-percenter and the majority of us will never
have a chance to breathe that rarefied air. It is few that will
hear the tap on the door calling us to opportunity…”