Nowadays, it appears that politics play a big part in most people's lives [...zi despre situatia curenta a atitudinii tinerilor, fara sa judeci] teenagers are characterized by a large array of interests, yet few are curious about politics . Seeing how the decisions made by government officials affect everyone in some way, a question arises. Should young people follow politics?
  On one hand, there are advantages to adolescents being familiar with politics. Firstly, it would make teenagers more aware of the worlds they live in and of the inner functions of a community. By shifting their focus slightly, to this area, they would come into contact with current problems and concerns and with varied relations between countries. What is more, when they reach the legal voting age, they will make more conscious and rational decisions, thanks to the time spent watching from the sidelines and gaining perspective.
  On the other hand, following politics passionately has certain disadvantages. It could lead to a lack of diversity when it comes to young people's interests and to having a one-track mind, not being able or willing to devote energy to another field. Moreover, the activity can cause irreversible damage to one's relationships. Discussions about politics with friends or family are not uncommon, but diverging opinions often bring about great conflict, which can separate the people indefinitely.
  All in all, politics are an ever-present element in life. While some argue that young people should keep up with follow them, as it helps them grow as individuals and future voters, others believe this would only reduce lasting connections and openness to variety. It can be expected that teenagers will remain unsure of which side to take for some time to come.

Fun fact: ancient Greeks called the people who didn't get involved with the life of the polis "idiotes" :)

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