My younger brother is a really nice guy. He’s very passionate about the environment and social justice and this has translated into an involvement in politics. This election, he saved up enough money beforehand that he could get by on working nights as a kitchen-hand (despite the fact he’s degree qualified and has a good career in his field) and he’s been spending his days doorknocking and volunteering at the campaign office doing whatever he feels is necessary.
While it might not be my cup of tea, I’m really proud of him for doing what he believes in and sacrificing a bit of short term career and financial gain for what he sees as the greater good. He says most other people he meets in politics are like him, really good people trying to do something they believe in. I know most of us hate elections and politicians, but please, if you get someone handing out flyers or politely asking if they can talk to you (and taking no for an answer if you don’t want to), please don’t yell at them and assume they’re a horrible person! They might be a genuinely nice person just trying to do what they think is the right thing.
Posted by sallty, 28th August 2013