Just a few weeks ago, the anticipation behind the United States 2020 presidential election spread across the world. Many were waiting anxiously for the voting day and the result that came after. The presidential candidates for this year were Donald Trump and Joe Biden and with their supporters can basically be found all across the country, it is hard to know who is going to win. After months long of campaigns and visiting all of the states, the days leading up to the voting was something beyond nerve-racking. The tension was high all over and voting started on November 3 with an estimated 161 million people coming out to vote on the day. The long process was afterwards when counting the mail-in ballots and after days of counting, it was finally announced that Presidential-candidate Joe Biden has reached the required 270 electoral votes and he will become the next President of the United States of America. Through his win, country leaders from all over the world congratulate Biden on his win and state their wish for a joint force in relevant matters in the future. This shows how an influential country’s politics, like America, can bring a sense of togetherness. It is one of the positive impacts of politics. This article would talk about the importance of politics in society.
Organizes the country
Having politics in your country is not all bad. It is something necessary to make matters in your country more organized. It provides a structure or a framework for how things will be run in the country. Politics usually consists of political parties and through these parties, there are divisions of responsibilities. These divisions would form the overall structure of how the country’s matters would be handled. Politicians are elected by the people for the benefit of the people and knowing would give you the ability to make an insightful decision.
Develops the personality of the society
A country’s politics is capable of developing the personality of its society. By looking at a country’s politics, it is one way to bring you to understand how the society works in a country. When the politics is not good, the country is in a turmoil and the people would be the one to suffer. When the politics is good, the country thrives, and the people are harmonious. Politics gives the opportunities for the people to reflect in themselves and take apart their deeply held ideals and values and see how well it integrates in the governance of the whole country.
Give sense of power
For this point, there are two kinds of power. One is the politicians’ power and another is the people’s power. Politics is like a game where one can win or lose power, leveraged or squandered power. What matters is the vote of the people, as for countries that practice democracy. By understanding and acknowledging the relations and struggles of the people, politicians can advance themselves up the ladder until they are elected as the country’s leader. Once they become the leader of the country, they will have the power to bring the country in the direction they want. However, they must remember that the people, too, have their own power. The one that has more power is the people because they vote for the politicians. Whenever they see the politicians going against their wishes and bringing the country down, they would simply vote the leader out of his or her chair. Which is why, a politician should be most afraid of the people’s power and the people should be aware of this and not disregard it as something unimportant.
More and more youngsters nowadays are not as passionate about politics as older peoples who are well-versed in political matters. This is because many youngsters believe politics to be a “dirty” business where people are dishonest and pretentious. However, not all politics are bad and “dirty” and there are politicians out there who wish to do the best for the country. Which is why, having this knowledge would give you the proper insight in making the right decision for your country whenever there comes a time you would have to vote. You don’t live in a country alone, thus, your one vote can have a significant impact on other people’s lives. I believe this is one of the major reasons, politics should be a major in Universities around Malaysia. Students should also have the option to study related subjects, such as office management and have the opportunity to get a diploma dalam pengurusan dan teknologi pejabat or a diploma dalam pengurusan maklumat. Through this, they can learn the impact politics have on offices around the country. This can result in them making wiser choices and making their decision knowing the structure and the process of what comes next.