Reflective Essay On Politics

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This internship expanded my views on politics and government. In my last reflective essay I discussed my disappointment with the current state of politics, but as I continue to contemplate and meditate on the discord that frustrates America, I have to consider whether or not we accept the politics we think we deserve. To some degree I think about how in a representative democracy if people are that truly frustrated, then don’t the people, as a collective body bear some of that responsibility for letting politics devolve into its current state. The disappointingly high civic apathy to me points to a reason as to why the people themselves may be to blame for poor political state. Moreover in politics we often are immediate and quick to generalize…show more content…
Internships for me have filtered out which careers I really do not want to do. I interned with a prosecutor’s office and with a field office so far and I really don’t think that the public office life is cut out for me. I want to do one more internship, preferably in Washington, to really solidify my tentative conclusion that I would not enjoy a career in public service. I thought that public office would be a lot more dynamic, exciting, and intellectually stimulating, but so far, it hasn’t been to the level that I really hoped…show more content…
One of my friend’s dads said that his work was beneficial to society and found it to be rewarding but didn’t find meaning from it, because he found meaning in his varied human relationships between family and friends. I think I may concur with him in this regard. I’m currently brainstorming if there are any jobs that are centered on forging deep, intimate relationships. The careers that expose human vulnerability aren’t meant for relationships to be reciprocal and I see those careers to be rather transactional, such as accountants, attorneys, and medical
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