The Oxford Union Society youtube channel is a must for all those who are interested in every day political issues (in the most pure sense of the term involving each citizen as active participant regarding the life and organization of the country (resp. world for those of us who share a firm belief in globalization))
As an example, consider the beginning of Yanis Varoufakis talk on academic freedom
A career in academia is time consuming and requires commitment. It is important to keep in mind that humanity is not reducible to a succession of successes. On this topic I recommend the book “L’homme a la recherche de son humanité” from Marcel Légaut.