“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by…”
These are the beginning words of one of the greatest sentences ever penned. It is famous because it instantly creates the image of that divide in our minds and places us right in the center of it. But these are not just words; they represent a real life experience we have all had. Only a small percentage pick the road we have picked. It is so reminiscent of the path of the 10%.
The foundational power of the 10% is found in the similarity of our thought patterns. We are people of like minds who are empowering an idea that we truly believe can change our environment, not only for our own good, but also for the good of our fellow man. The barriers seem insurmountable, but our determination is strong. The thinking behind the power of our thoughts is not scattered. On the contrary it is intensely focused with each one of us providing intellectual contributions that help spread our growing message. Though we are but a remnant, we represent an Exodus— a way out.
Privatized Banking, the integration of Austrian economics with the Infinite Banking Concept, is our particular movement and it has all of the dynamic components within it to change our society one individual at a time. It has a built-in impetus not readily found in other similar ideas. In fact, those with similar goals can easily become our partners once they see we are actually harnessed together.
As Mises reminds us, “Everything that happens in the social world in our time is the result of ideas. Good things and bad things.” The building of the 10% is a good thing. It is an idea whose time has come. Whether we like it or not, we are all in this societal predicament together. There can be no way out for anyone of us if this idea ceases to grow. It is for this reason that we act. We write, we speak, we teach, we nurture, we empower, we motivate, we recruit and we do it continually. We don’t stop.
“In the long run even the most despotic governments with all their brutality and cruelty are no match for ideas. Eventually the ideology that has won the support of the majority will prevail and cut the ground from under the tyrant’s feet.”
This is what the 10% is all about. This is what we were always meant to do. This is our calling—our purpose. In the fullness of time, each of us came to that familiar fork at the road and we had a choice to make. We took the one less traveled… “and it has made all the difference.”
Carlos and Bob