Stephen Mills, writing at the Rat Race Trap:
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This article is going to suggest that participating in politics at any level is generally not a good idea. Many, maybe even most of you are going to disagree with this. I also know that people will tend to take it as a categorical statement and offer counter-examples. You will notice that I said “generally” because I don’t mean it in a categorical way. I can think of scenarios or places where I would not apply my general advice, but those are increasingly rare.
I can’t help but absorb a little bit of what goes on in politics through the media (my wife watches the news and the morning shows) or through reading some political satire, but I treat it mostly as a little bit of entertainment. I’m not participating in any real way.
Here is the basic question you need to ask yourself.