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

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  • You are so right….I suppose most of them go into politics with the view to making our communities a better one. It costs nothing to be civil. I even feel bad for telemarketers….what a horrible job that must be. Its just a shame that they bother us late into the evening when it is family time. So long as the door knockers come at a reasonable time then I have no problem with hearing what they have to say!


  • You can’t judge a politician by the fact that they are a politician ???? lol


  • nice story to have a read


  • It’s takes gut to stand for what you believe in politics.


  • i agree people can be so rude. they are there to help you. i always have a chat . one came to my door here in adelaide nice guy ..


  • I agree. Good on him. Its nice to see a young person wanting to do something for society and not taking like so many other people do. Its a hard job knocking on doors at election time. I can tell you, when I’ve done it people have actually thrown leaflets back in my face. He’s doing something he believes in and its good to see that you support him.


  • Good on him, its harder to stand up for what you believe in than to do nothing at all…we need more people like him IN Canberra!


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