I don’t think I talked about my feelings about affirmative action. I feel I’m not properly equipped language-wise to articulate my feelings – it’s complex, but it sure isn’t ambivalent.
Firstly, I think I speak for many of my generation who don’t really care for politics and how it shapes our daily lives. And I think this stems from the fact that during our schooling days, we’ve never been encouraged to talk politics (not that it was incredibly interesting to talk about while you were 12). However I did remember feeling very curious: “why politics?” What was it about politics that was so dangerous that it had to be out-of-bounds, even when none of us at that age knew what it was?
So anyway, here we are. I think I will spend a little time later to talk about politics in general, and why it is one of the most exciting and interesting topics to talk about, and how difficult (if not downright impossible) to be completely objective about politics.
Politics as a whole – it’s very simple for me personally. How does it affect me and mine? Has it a positive effect on my community and the community as a whole? And does whatever happens in politics make me learn about people, and improve me as a person?
One thing about politics I learnt is you should try and clear your thoughts, and find neutral sources of information to feed your mind. In the end, it’s important that you make up *your own mind*, and come to your own conclusions.
I saw this snippet of info, and found it incredibly interesting. I’m not sure about the neutrality of this article, but I think as a companion piece it goes well with the Internationl Herald Tribune article.