In our closing circle of the seminar "Playing Politics", we came to the conclusion that negotiating is a very complex, often unpredictable process. Like Michael Laver writes in his book "Private Desires, Political Action", we have both limited resources (e.g. time, information) and abilities (e.g. spontaneity, morality).
What I take out of our seminar is that before every process of negotiating or problem solving, I will now try to get to know my interests and stick to them. Moreover, I will stick to the rules and try to understand the rules of how people around me "play". My most important goal in this is to know what I am doing before I am doing it and not actually coming to the right conclusion afterwards.
These are very valuable insights for my future work and volunteering life since I will be able to use the knowledge I gained during my bachelors more successfully – hopefully helping both other people and myself. If it might be in a field related to politics, even better, since I would say that rational decision making in times of Populism and Filter bubbles is more important than ever.