If you confess to not being into politics in college, (or: People will likely think less of you, asking “don’t you care about your future).”then you’re used to the weird looks followed by the most asked question of “don’t you care about your future?”
However, what people aren’t aware of is that this question becomes immune question to non political college students, and loses its effect.
Yes, politics is important; everyone talks about it.
But besides the weird looks and judgemental tones of adults towards millennials for not educating themselves in the world of politics, it seems like no one wants to ask the basic question: Why should they?
Because College is the time where we are now considered adults, so educating ourselves on politics is a must.
Non-political college students don’t go out of their way to educate themselves, they don’t watch CNN, or read articles or even watch the debate.
Some people don’t bother to educate themselves on politics, mainly because it seems as if something beyond one person’s control.
“I have never been particularly interested in politics because I have never really seen how it affects me,” said Rebecca Fellows, a second-year student at Delta.
How can one college student’s vote change change who becomes president?
(I’d expand on how students feel that their vote doesn’t matter, and is insignificant.)
Sticking to a label of Republican or Democrat is such a tricky, blurred line.
“I don’t take an interest because if I align myself one way I’ll be saying that I agree with all the negatives that come with it. I’d rather be an outsider looking in that way I have the freedom to feel the way I want to feel,” said Joseph Gudino, a first-year student.
Being a non political college student doesn’t mean you know absolutely nothing about the election.
Yes, we know that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are our two candidates, and yes be know of “the wall” and of Hillary’s emails.
We know of these things, however, if a person were to stop us on the street and want to talk about Clinton or Trump’s view on pretty much anything, we wouldn’t be able to tell you.
Non-political college students don’t go out of their way to educate themselves because it is hard to see how having knowledge on politics affects the outcome of our nation.
“I’m almost nervous for the election, but I’m mostly in anticipation see which one is going to win. I think ultimately not going to come down to who is the best it’s going to be who’s the ‘not the worst,’” said Gudino.
Yasmeen, a second year student said, “Politicmatter at the end of the day.