Pros And Cons Of Being A Politician

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Politicians occupy a very special place in our society. As voters, we choose them to make the rules that we all have to live by, and as taxpayers, we trust them to take some of our money and spend it in a way that benefits us all. It's perhaps unsurprising then, that being a politician is not like any other job. If you're reading this it's because you want to become a politician. Great! But unfortunately, you don't choose to be a politician. Instead, you are chosen to be a politician. At the end of the day, you have to win an election to become a politician, and that's not something you can totally control. What is a politician? Good question! We all know a politician when we see one, but what's the formal definition? The word 'politician' comes from the Greek…show more content…
This part of the definition doesn't apply in the United Kingdom, as our head of state (currently Queen Elizabeth) is a nominal head of state who doesn't make decisions. In the United States, for example, the President has an unelected Cabinet of advisors, and they are quite definitely politicians. The pros and cons of a life in politics Every job or profession comes with its own set of pros and cons. Being a chef is satisfying, but the pay is bad and the hours are terrible. Being a firefighter will make you popular with the ladies, but every time you run into a burning building you risk getting killed. So how does being a politician stack up? Pros: 1) Prestige. Being a politician confers status, attention and prestige. You'll be invited to parties and wined and dined. People will seek you out, court your favour and listen to what you have to say. 2) The ability to 'make a difference.' If you have a genuine desire to change society for the better, then entering politics is one (though definitely not the only) way to attempt to do so. Most of us just complain about things we don't like; as a politician you'll have the opportunity to actually take
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