My Journey in
The first time I visited the parliament was at the age of 4. I still remember my father's office, where he used to work for a former chancellor. A spartan office with a tiny TV stretching over maybe 19".
Back in the day, both parents were highly involved in politics, my mother being the head of the biggest student organisation and both seeming keen on pursuing a career in those fields.
Both of them decided to change horses and go into the private sector. A journey that lasted for years but unable to escape the strong call of politics got the better of them an reeled them back in.
Maybe it was nature? The same urge I always had to participate in politics to not be ruled by inferiors, like Aristoteles put it?
Earning the spurs
While I have always been interested in politics, the time to get active never seemed right. Suffering from the da Vinci curse of having too many interests, I didn't feel the effort required was worth it.
Since I always have had a rational and pragmatic mind with a strategic far sight I didn't feel at home, since far sight was a rare commodity amongst the people I would have been the subordinate of.
Moving forward. Through work I met someone who invited me to found a Sektion - an organisational unit of a political party - whose Chairman surprisingly was a lawyer I met years ago through a business event.
This marks the start of a fruitful cooperation.
Thing were going pretty good in our Sektion and Half a year after founding our Sektion, to the surprise of many, my father was granted the honour of leading our country in the position as Federal Chancellor.
While being active before, I stepped up my efforts and made our Sektion a nationwide success by employing a magnificent communications mix, creating and organising new formats (events, tours, etc) as well as coming up with creative ways to advance our agenda.
Those stratagems rewarded me a position in the board of executives of a now well-known Sektion whose opinion is give weight by the highest officials in the country.