But if we are completely honest we would have to admit we are all political animals at some level. If politics is the art of influencing others toward some kind of action then we are all playing politics when we purposely choose our words and actions based on how we want others to react instead of what we really think or feel.
We live in a culture where we are told that if we want to get along we have to play along. Certainly, there is value in getting along with people. But there is also value in sincerity and transparency. May God grant us the wisdom and the courage to live open, honest lives and get along well with others.