NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- It's easy to paint signs that say "eat the rich" or react to them by self-righteously ranting against "class warfare," but a lot of people on both sides of the issue don't seem to get that the Occupy Wall Street movement isn't just about money. It's about values.To get an idea of what I mean, answer one question: Which are you a part of, the 1% or the 99%? Chances are, you know exactly on which side of the line you stand. And chances are, your answer doesn't have much to do with your adjusted gross income.
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And that's because it has always been clear what part of the divide we stand on: the 99% who want their voices to be heard as loudly as the voices that are backed by heaps of money. I don't quite remember how my parents led me to the idea that because I was born in the U.S. to parents of some means, I should give what I could to those without the same opportunities. But from a very young age, I knew I wanted to use what I had in service of others, so I served in the Peace Corps twice and spent a good amount of time volunteering for human rights organizations and aid agencies in the various other places I ended up. No matter what my family's social status, I knew we needed to help people living in desperate conditions improve their quality of life.