Do you consider yourself to be “political”? Why or why not?
I would consider myself to be a bit political because I have a certain understanding of the international situation and the political situation of some countries. At the same time, I also have my own opinions on politics. Sometimes I will discuss with my father about the major international events and how these events might affect the world. The test result also shows that my political knowledge is higher than 95% of the test taker.
What does it mean to be political?
I think being political means having a certain understanding of how the government and the world operate, and a certain insight into how government decisions will affect society and the world.
Is everything political? Why or why not?
I don’t think everything is political, although there are many things world that is affected by politics. After all, I don’t think anything is related to politics, but with the improvement of the system, many things are linked to politics. Using art as an example, although art can also appear as a political form, many works of art simply want to create a visual impact on the audience.
How important do you feel it is to be aware of what is going on in politics?
I think it is important to understand what is happening in politics. Even though many people think that politics is something smart people do and have little to do with themselves. But many things in politics will have an impact on society, including the people themselves. Therefore, it is more important to understand certain political events.
What are the political issues that you believe are most important right now and why?
I think the discussion of freedom is a more important issue in politics. Freedom of speech allows people to condemn many unfair treatments. This has helped blacks, homosexuals, and many other discriminated groups to stand up and denounce the unfair treatment they have suffered and give them a chance to regain power. This is undoubtedly good, but excessive freedom will magnify the evil side of mankind. Using guns as an example, about 38,826 people in the United States die from intentional gun violence each year. As the most developed democracy in the world, the United States has a very high rate of shooting violence. Even so, the US government still did not take any overly practical actions to suppress the gun order. From this, it can be seen that this is a very important political issue that covers a lot of events happening around the world.