What does the word “Politics” mean to you?

According to Websters Dictionary it means:
a: the art or science of government b: the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy c: the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government

And according to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary it means:
1 the activities associated with governing a country or area, and with the political relations between states. 2 a particular set of political beliefs or principles. 3 activities aimed at gaining power within an organization: office politics. 4 the principles relating to or inherent in a sphere or activity, especially when concerned with power and status: the politics of gender.

But what does it mean to you, what do you think of when you hear the word, let me know in the comments below.


2 Responses

  1. Boring, because they all talk the talk and walk some sort of walk, but in the end, its only ever the average bloke on the street that suffers.

  2. Via Twitter
    “Politics” = everything has a price, some are better at hiding such price than others 🙂


    Politics: Something that I’d rather not discuss with others 🙂


    From the Greek word “Poly” or “Many” and “Ticks” which are insignificant blood sucking Parasites. Politics = Many blood sucking parasites.

    The pursuit and use of power to pursue policies according to a set of values and beliefs

    Alastair Campbell / @campbellclaret

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