The definition of political is “relating to the government or public affairs of a country” or “interested or active in politics”. If according to these definitions, then I don’t consider myself as political. This is because I am neither interested or active in politics nor am I related to the government of public affairs of a country. From the results given by the quizzes, my political compass shows that I am “Economic Left/Right: -0.88 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.18”. Although there are some indications, I also think that this result isn’t quite accurate since I couldn’t fully understand some of the questions. I think this could affect the results and produce an inaccurate result.
However, this does not mean that I am not greatly influenced by politics. Living in a time where a vast majority of things are impacted by political decisions, I would say that all of us are influenced by small to large decisions. For example, as students during the time of a pandemic, the government has the say in whether or not we would be able to study in school or if we would be allowed out of the country. These are all decisions related to politics, and are all made based on the the considerations of politics.
Following this topic, I do think that everything is political. We live in an age where power is an extremely important matter, and the people around us all work towards the common goal of obtaining more power, let it be political, economic, social, or more. And although a lot of us don’t realize it, the things around us are invisibly influenced by the decisions of those with these powers. As more industries arise, people have more access to entertainment. Have they realized that these entertainment industries are severely influenced by politics? I would believe that most of them have never thought that the reason why their idols post a certain post on social media or attend a specific award show are all due to the forces of politics. From this point, I would also say that it isn’t extremely important to be aware of what is going on in politics. It’s important that we have a big idea of what is going on in the current world, but what is the benefit of knowing something but not being able to do anything about it? I would say that people who don’t have the need of being aware of these matters don’t need to do so deliberately.