Do I consider myself a “politician”? Why or why not? What does it mean to be political?
My definition of politics is “influenced by politics”. In my view, I think everyone is more influenced by politics than they realize. There are so many elements of life that are subtly influenced by politics.
Is everything political? Why or why not?
I think everything is political, it’s just that the degree of political may vary. Politics is global; there is no country or city that is not “political” because its existence was caused by politics more or less.
How important do you think it is to know what’s going on politically?
I don’t think it’s important to know anything about my current political situation just because of my identity as a student. However, I do find it helpful to be aware of what is going on in politics, as the number of occasions where I need political knowledge is slowly increasing. The IO assessment for my English and Chinese Language and Literature courses includes global issues that may be politically relevant.
What do I think is the most important political issue right now? Why is that? International Relations.