What is ideology?
Ruling a society is similar to running a machine with many different cogwheels. Each cog is important. If one gets stuck, the whole machine will stop working.
An ideology is made up of the political principles for how a society should be organised and governed. Those who govern in the spirit of a certain ideology want all of that society to be run accordingly. It is a system of ideas and ideals on sociopolitical life.
An ideology will use many means to achieve its goals. This could be through revolution or war, or through democratic processes.
Man’s place in life
Ideologies can explain man’s place in life and society. Things that happened in the past will have an impact on the future. Different ideologies lay out different views on how we should live together and how society should be organised.
It is important that we find solutions to spreading power, benefits, and burdens within society. The benefits are the advantages one has in a given society, and the burdens are things that are difficult and demanding.