An old Taoist or Zen saying

There’s a famous Taoist saying — or is it a Zen saying? — when it comes to political activism:

“Sweep your own sidewalks.”

In other words, just start by trying to make the small area around yourself a better place. Before you embark on more grand plans like Saving The World.

Maybe our politicians in the city of WASHINGTON DC (one of the worst slums in the country) should start by seeing if they can clean up the mess in their own backyard. Before they start embarking on cleaning up the rest of the country.

(Just some wisdom and/or bullshit that I’m passing on to my political-minded friends.)

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