Since our first episode, I’ve been talking about these mayors choosing to pick up garbage. I believe that a man never stands so tall as when he bends down to pick up another person’s garbage.
How many U.S. politicians can you name who bend down to pick up other people’s garbage? Yet how many American streets, waterways, and beaches do you see covered with garbage? It wasn’t always this way. We are letting it happen on our watch.
I hope Jerry and Buddy start a new trend among politicians. Get your hands dirty to make our nation and cities clean. If people we know don’t do it, such as elected officials, we won’t in general.
But if they do, we will—which will make them leaders, which they want.
Politicians, get votes by cleaning up your neighborhoods.
Show that doing so doesn’t make you dirty. It makes our world clean. It enables people.
Your constituents want your leadership. They want clean neighborhoods. I believe you’ll get votes by bringing cleanliness to them. You’ll make yourself more approachable.
In this conversation you’ll hear two people leading by example, with humility, at no cost, on something everyone wants for their community.