Like football, politics connects diverse people linking them to political alliances. The connecting factor in politics is ideology and patriotism, which steer the need for change. In America, what connects people within the conservative party is the group’s ethics and ideologies. Through this organization, social norms are created to act as the guiding rules of engagement (Ringenbach & Wilson, 2014). Myself, I have always loved politics, and my interest began when I was in elementary school. I was drawn into politics because it gave me the power to speak my mind. In addition, my love for debate and pragmatism influenced my dominant presence in politics. These factors have made me realize that the study of politics is essential in achieving political motives.
People engage in politics for many reasons, including a desire to influence change when moral ethics are lost within the society (Ringenbach & Wilson, 2014). This fact is what has motivated my interest in political engagement because I desire to make a change. To effectively engage in politics, consistent learning and research are paramount because politics is a complex science that requires evidence-based practice to maintain relevance (Ringenbach & Wilson, 2014). Learning about politics is vital because it gives a politician a higher understanding of political activism, enhancing decision-making. Learning politics also helps understand the governance system to detect faults or improvement and appraise good work or propagate change.
Politics is a science that one cannot understand by simple analysis. There are tricks, concepts, and rules that determine what is ethical and what is unethical. Understanding politics is discovering how society functions, and this principle is what political activists apply to maintain their stand in social matters. Political engagements can be spearheaded by personal motivation, need for change, and political gap. My motivation in politics is influenced by two variables, including personal motivation and the need for change.
Ringenbach, K. & Wilson, A, L. (2014). Introduction to Politics (class handout). Department of Political Science and Public Administration. Flat World Knowledge, Inc.