To be interested in the public good we must be disinterested, that is, not interested in goods in which our personal selves are wrapped up.
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Don't try to be somebody you're not because it doesn't work. If you try to be this perfect person or perfect persona of what you think that somebody should be when they're involved in public office, it's just not going to work. Just be yourself, stay true to your core values, and really just stay abreast of the issues.