"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
Plato, 5th century BC Greek philosopher.
An appropriate thought as we move closer to hearing the final death rattle of this year's US election season.
No matter what you do for a living, what church you attend, what sports team your child is on, regardless of which groups of humans you associate with, you experience politics.
If you think you don't, if you believe you can stay out of the political drama that impacts your groups, you will, as Plato says you will, ultimately be lead by those you consider to be your inferiors.
Maybe they are, maybe they aren't.
Either way, if you don't participate in the governance of your groups, it is them, not you, who will govern you.