Politics is a combination of science and art since mankind was born and developed laws for the society. According to a Greek philosopher Aristotle, he called politics as “the master of all science” because politics are involved in other social sciences as well such as human geography, economics, sociology, anthropology and psychology. He also defined politics as a civilized form of community that serves the “common good”. It is aimed to improve relations between the different social groups in order to determine the same objectives, forms and content of state activity. In the other words of Harold D Lasswell, he stated that politics is “who gets what, when and how”. The meaning of what means benefits or interests and when and how is the timing of getting it. For an example, some objects, the economic system determines who get what in countries with free markets. True, but who determines if we shall have a free-market system? Who tell Bill Gates that he must split up his giant Microsoft, a decision worth billions of dollars? Politics is intimately connected to economics as well.
British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston once said: In politics, there are no permanent friends or enemies, but only permanent self-interest. For an example, during Japan invasion of China in 1937, the Kuomintang which was known as the Nationalist Party which was led by Chiang Kai-Shek formed an alliance with the Communist Party of China which was led by Mao Zedong to fight off the invaders even though they were once enemies before Japan invade China because both of these political leaders have the same interests which were fighting off against the invaders. After winning the war, the alliance broke up again and a year later in 1946, the 2 parties started to fight again in a civil war which resulted the communist victory.
Besides that, suppose something utterly natural strikes, like an earthquake or tsunami. It is the political system that decides whether and where to build dikes and whether and which of the victims to aid. The disaster is natural, but its impact on society is controlled in large part by politics on how to rebuild the society after a disaster. How about science, bacteriologists squinting through microscopes? That is not political. But who funds the scientists for research? It could be private charity but chances are the government plays a major role. When the U.S. government decided that AIDS research was the highest priority, funding for other programs was cut. Bacteria and viruses may be natural, but studying them is often quite political. In this case, who gets what: funding to find cure for AIDS or for breast cancer? The choice is political.
Politics are very important in our daily life because the decisions that the people make will affect many lives. For example, if someone wanted to build on land, it might be good for the people because it created jobs, but residents who lived nearby and relied on the land for food and water might be devastated. Every decision that we make it will always come with consequences. Next, politics clarifies to discover our own political beliefs and vast array of political ideologies that are present in the world today.
In conclusion, Politics has been around since we know how to make decisions by ourselves. It has been part of our lives and it will always be. People study and analyse politics because the main goal of politics is to achieve world peace so that in the we can create a better society and people could live with peace and harmony with each other.