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The Human side of Politics

An environment of rejection around countries’ body of government takes part in titles in newspapers, social media and is the main topic of conversations in social events. Children grow up with stigma and step by step; they begin to believe the government should fix everything that is meant to be changed in a country. However, why should the government take part in every responsibility that may even be caused by the private sector? This article will bring the humanization of politics to the next level by explaining how politicians can pass from being pointed out as morally ‘bad’ citizens to be identified as humans who face trade-offs at work to coordinate society.

To attribute the responsibility of all societal problems to the government can sometimes become a popular mode of thought. However, why should this be the case in a society that elects those who govern their country? These days the most used form of government is democracy – a system in which citizens have the right to vote on whomever they believe should have authority. Everyone has the right to give their opinions, regardless of their knowledge background, race, age and, socioeconomic situation. People need to be represented by leaders to ease and accelerate the process of countries’ development to organize society and lead the population to follow patterns to organize society. Have you ever thought of a country without politicians? There is probably no way to build a society without the use of politics. A power hierarchy can be found within every structure in a society. Homes, schools, corporations, they all follow this same blueprint to some extent. Without politics, humanity might not be able to progress as fast as it does with it, even if people sometimes might not like it.

Are politicians bad people? Well, it depends on what you want to call ‘bad’ or ‘good.’ Policies are meant to be the government’s tools to solve problems within society. However, sometimes the benefits of one sector can generate drawbacks for others. In the case of taxation, the government uses its revenues to contribute to the public sector. This same action can, at the same time lead to discontent for certain groups within society, e.g. the corporate sector. This duality in politics concerning what is moral in order to defend and efficiently manage the development of the state creates an exciting insight into what it means to be a politician.

What should a good authority be like? Machiavelli’s “The Prince” states that having ‘virtù’ for politicians involves wisdom, strategy, strength, and bravery. However, it also includes ruthlessness as the ‘criminal virtue’. What is meant by this is that cruelty in the name of the state leads to powerful governing? This message is something people should read carefully in order to be able to judge whether certain violence is necessary for the security of the state. After all, politicians also reflect the human limitation with respect to being ‘good’ in all things. They have their moral codes to make decisions for the sake of practical effectiveness.

Finally, are we all part of the governance of a nation? Power can be exerted by negotiation through bargaining and diplomacy. It can be centralized and ideologically executed within society activism through persuasion can legitimize power. An important question you should ask yourself is what power do you wield in your country? Do you feel like you are an empowered citizen? Are you able to execute your rights and responsibilities? No matter what power you exert, you should know that you must learn how to read politics. You should learn to empower yourself as a citizen in order to be part of the change within your living area. It is required to move along with the rest of society. You have the power to create objectives and take action instead of complaining about your country’s political poverty.


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