Knowledge is power.
You can disassociate yourself from politics, and let decisions you don't even know about be made for you, usually without too much ill treatment to show for it.
Or you can get involved, and get educated, and exert what power you can over it, and in so doing help write (in some small way) your (and your country's) political future.
Given enough interest, education, and drive you may even reach the level where you can influence politics as an individual. (which is something that I hope to achieve)