Person 1: Sure, 2% interest may not *seem* like a lot. But it's *compound*!
[Person 2 opens a computer and begins calculating]
Person 1: If you invest $1,000 now, in just ten short years you'll have.. ..let's see..
Person 1: ..$1,279.
Person 1: Ok, so compound interest isn't some magical force.
Person 2: Yeah, I'm just gonna try to make more money.
But Einstein said it was the most powerful force in the universe, and I take all my investment advice from flippant remarks by theoretical physicists making small talk at parties.