Comment: Ann-Sofie Hermansson, formerly mayor of the Swedish city Gothenburg, retired from politics at the age of 56. She has connections everywhere and had a vast choice of positions, yet she choose to drive a garbage truck.
My Response: Well done! She is a smart woman!
Comment: Her dad once told her: “Daughter, you need to have a real profession in life.” Now she has an opportunity to use it. She says: “The responsibility is the same, just without meetings and phone calls.”
My Response: This is a Swedish character.
Comment: How do you like this decision of a person who was in politics, to suddenly leave everything behind?
My Response: This person understands that all this politics is such dirt and it needs to be washed away.
Question: Is this why she became a garbage truck driver?
Answer: Yes. Very good. What else do you need? You get up early, finish your working day early and you are free.
Question: What is it that attracts people to politics, to all this dirt?
Answer: This is petty egoism. Maybe it will be transformed into something somehow, but I cannot see this yet. Look how everyone tries to climb everywhere, and how much they fight and pay for it. Everything is around politics—money, the media, whatever you want!
Question: What do you think? Is it possible to compare: to give a person a role in politics and give him the opportunity to work somewhere for a year, and then decide where he will go? I wonder what he would choose.
Answer: There is nothing you can do, his egoism decides this.
Question: Are you saying that a person cannot escape from this?
Answer: No, you cannot escape from fate.
Question: What conclusion can we draw from this?
Answer: The conclusion is very simple. Make your way into politics, but think about the fact that it would be nice to work on a garbage truck and clean up the city.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 5/31/21