I will never be a politician nor have I ever thought of it as a career... never mind career... a life choice. To be a politician means you must set your jaw and bull your way forward for your party's agenda no matter your own beliefs.
It is a strong belief of mine that the political world is why our lives are so full of mistrust of other people. I believe it's one of the reasons Republicans and Democrats are so often on the exact opposite side of so many different issues. Makes me wonder if we will ever... ever... have a president who doesn't have an R or a D after his or her name.
Perhaps it is the pessimist in me but it seems they want us divided... they want the biggest and loudest activist of every issue from every possible side to stomp their feet, scream their opinions, and attack the opposition. After all, if we all get along and all believe the same things... think of how quickly they would be out of a job!
On the other hand, I would not want to live in any country where every person thinks the same thing or believes the same thing... that would be a bizarre, empty headed reality that would kill every bit of imagination any human can have.
But when each side points at the other and yells 'it's because of you' it gets a little old. We are not all the extreme of each side... those individuals along with their political kings and queens love to keep us at each others throats because their careers... their political life choice depends on our disagreements.