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When I first found an interest in getting involved in the political world, it was definitely scary. I had no idea where to begin or how to get involved. Now, I could not be happier with what I have gained from it all. I have learned so much these past few years, things that I sometimes have to remind myself even now. Whether you are just starting out or have been involved for a very long time, these things are helpful tips about staying on top of things in politics.

  1. There are so many millennials with the same beliefs, even though it doesn’t feel like it.

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram make it very easy for young adults to meet others their age. There are various social media accounts, such as FFL, that let you connect with people. This can be really fun for those who like to confide in others who have the same beliefs as you.

  1. By connecting with people, you can make friendships that last a lifetime.

By going to different conventions and meetings, I have met some wonderful people in the political world. Hearing viewpoints that differ from yours and your typical friend group’s will really open up the doors and allow you to learn new things, while gaining new friends in the process.

  1. How to hold a proper conversation

How you conduct yourself can go a long way in the world. Manners can make or break a conversation, no matter how important the conversation is. Whether it’s a casual conversation or networking, holding a professional and amicable conversation is key. No one will want to speak to you if you disregard what they have to say and have poor manners.

  1. How to know when you’re being taken seriously

Being young, many people in the world are hesitant when it comes to taking you seriously. They think that, as a millennial, you might not know as much. This is your chance to prove them wrong.

  1. You can’t take anything personally

Opinions and emotions are quickly thrown around in the political world. It’s important to refrain from take things to heart when disputing with others to keep emotions from getting in the way. When we get too emotionally involved, feelings can get hurt, causing us to bottle up our opinions. Because of this, it’s important to realize is that we should respect others opinions, even if they are different from ours and learn from it.

  1. Networking is a big deal

Through connecting with people on social media, to meeting people at conventions, networking is a big deal. Social media outlets and LinkedIn can land you different opportunities that you might not have had before. By being active and connecting with people, you could stumble upon jobs and even internships that you didn’t know about before!

  1. Sometimes you might not understand, and that’s okay.

Being involved in politics is a learning process. There’s so much history and policy involved, you won’t be able to learn everything learn overnight. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or look something up. Similarly, be kind when others ask you questions, they genuinely do want to learn.

  1. It is actually really FUN!

All of the reasons listed above should make anyone eager to get involved in the political world! There are multiple perks to being involved in politics. Getting involved will change the life of any young conservative woman and there are so many fun outlets out there.

Gabriella W
FFL Contributor