The popular definition of
“Politics” says that it is the practice and
theory of influencing people. It is related to
acquiring a position of power and then exercising the power through organized
governance to influence and control a human community (society).
Thus good politics is about good control and
good influence over the people.
Happiness of people is related to
health, religion, marriage, family life, social connections, job satisfaction
and living standards. There are established
individual and national determinants of happiness for people.
People who are healthy enjoy life more than those who are not.
People who exercise their religion and religious services generally show
happiness explicitly than those who are not. Thus religion shows a
positive relationship with happiness in people. There are many
other factors. People with a freedom of expression are happier than
introverts or those with no freedom of expression (like slaves).
People who have optimism, who have control of their own life and having
self-esteem feel happier than those who do not have them.
At national level, the level of economy
and its development increases happiness in people.
Also the modernization seems to enhance happiness at a gross
level. Political liberties, stability in political rule, less
economic inequality, less social inequality (like castes), low rates of social
crimes, low crime rates against women, accessibility to health and education
services and less unemployment rates show that people are happier in the
In my opinion, or any universal definition, politics is
meant for political administration of people living in the society. The
political system at a gross level is an evolution over years of man's life on
Earth. The system is supposed to help people to progress. It is
supposed to reflect its success in the increased happiness level of the people.
In their eyes, doings, sayings and living, the true happiness is
reflected. If politics is not helping people to become better and
happier, then there is no point in continuing this system of living
together and being administered by a common centralized power.
So in case the political system does not contribute
positively to the betterment of people, then people could live without it and
be happy in a free wild life like situation. Probably long time ago,
people lived freely on their own will and enjoyed. So our political
system evolved to this modern status, to enable each person live in safety of
food, individual security to life, comfortable living, satisfaction of
social and individual needs etc. Thus the politics are not for some
individual game plays or for other purposes. They are for improving
peoples happiness levels. These levels are also changing continuously