From Captain Capitalism, Aaron Clarey:
“The vast majority of humans are about as valuable as individual atoms of hydrogen, a lump of coal, or the unearthed and unrefined ore of iron. They are worthless, they are pointless, they will never amount to or achieve much of anything. Out of the estimated 150 billion humans who have lived and died on this planet, a mere 10,000 are the ones who made history and set forth humanity on the path it is today.”
Diamonds, Steel and Stars (the article from which the above came) is definitely worth a read. In fact, it should be mandatory reading for every adolescent — even if only 0.00005% of them actually do what the article suggests.