What is the purpose of politics?  

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The purpose of politics is to improve one’s own status or well-being or the status and well-being of the group with which one identifies.  Politics can be a part of everyday life.  It can apply to what people do at work as well as to what we do with respect to government.  When we act politically, we are trying to promote our own interests.  We might be trying to give ourselves a higher status at work that might lead to promotion.  We may want our political party to win.  We may be trying to achieve what we think is best for our country.  But one way or another, all of politics is about trying to improve our status or that of our group.


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