The Life of a Public Servant

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.

-Hillary Clinton
I want to live in the best possible world. One where people are equal and kind to each other. And I know that all sounds like the ramblings of an idealist not a realist, and I know it is.

 

I want to commit my life to attempting to make life better and easier for those who need it the most, and since I’ve always been a fan of politics, it seems like the best way to go for me. I know lots of politicians and lawyers say they want to make the world a better place and then end up going into divorce law or corporate law and not making the world a better place at all, but not me.

 

All people should have the right to an education, food, clean water, health care, security, and shelter. It shouldn’t matter the age, race, sexual orientation, income levels. All people should be able to easily access these things in the area they live in. But it does matter, and people can’t access these things. And that, that very reason is why I want to do this. I know I’m not going to make a ton of money or get famous.  I want to work with local and state politicians to see that people get the things they need deserve.

 

I want to use my position as a policy adviser or Chief of Staff for good, not evil.

 

People have asked me why I care so much about these things. I get a bit grossed out when that happens (I’m sorry I’m just compassionate that way?), but I realize that this isn’t something that everyone (or at least the “majority“, read: white cishet men) has to deal with on a regular basis. I myself come from a fairly privileged background, but there are people I love all around me who have to deal with various obstacles that only seem to make life harder. DFACS (Department of Family and Children Services), Food Stamps, public assistance, government subsidized housing, hate for who they love, a long history of oppression based on racial structures or sexism… I could go on and on, but I’m sure you get it.

 

Now, it wouldn’t be fair of me, privileged little mostly-straight white girl to swoop down and tell these oppressed people “Just follow my way and you’ll do just fine, look at me!” No, because we lead such incredibly different lives. But it would also be unfair of me to have within me the power to change the structure and not do anything about it. And that’s just the plan, watch me fly.

 

So talk to me, what piqued your interest in your career? What sort of policies do you wish were provided for all?
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