During the group discussion, my group talked about how, when considering if one is “political,” one usually makes the decision based on if they value, are knowledgeable enough, and actively follow politics. Keeping this in mind, I don’t really consider myself to be “political” because I don’t feel knowledgeable enough about politics. My main source of information on politics usually comes from my parents or friends as I don’t actively follow news platforms. I’m also not that interested in politics or don’t value it in as high a regard as my other interests. However, I do think politics is important and am interested in learning more about it. Especially in today’s day and age, following politics is important as one should be knowledgeable about the society (country) they chose to live in in order to make choices for themselves.
During class, we discussed if “everything is political.” One of the main things we discussed was if “love” is political. Although I see how it can be viewed as political (e.g., love is political in the sense that some marriages are used to gain power or authority), I think it really depends on how you perceive it. Some marriages may be political, but not all marriages are. Therefore, I believe that the statement is limiting when it says “everything” is political. One political marriage does not indicate that all marriages are political. Some people might not even be involved with politics enough to understand how love can be politically viewed and therefore see love as only pure and genuine. Furthermore, I think that whether if something is political or not depends on where and how you perceive something. Not “everything” is political because not everyone sees things the same way.
My Political Compass:
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