When you get into politics, your world is bound to change a lot. For one, you have to be careful on what you say, who you talk to and how you live your lifestyle. All eyes will be on you and knowing how dirty the game of politics is, one false move will invite a lot of vultures feasting on your mistakes.
This applies to all levels of public office. Don’t think that if you are at the bottom of the heap that you will not be noticed. There are audits conducted since as we all know, graft and corruption are two of the main things that politics is famous for. For controlling groups, it is imperative that they put a stop to it and monitor how people in office are able to garner hidden wealth.
In a manner of speaking, you may say that philosophies are thrown out of the window as far as public service is concerned. No matter how sincere you may be, if you do not follow the game of political philosophy, you will end up like a lost sheep looking for proper ways to put yourself back into harness.
This is not to generalize. There are people who have been able to handle the dirty games and tactics of being in political power. But one thing you will note, a needed transformation of going beyond personal philosophy may be in order. If there is a case of being unable to adapt to philosophical standards then politics is the area hit by it.