Getting fed up with office politics, please look in to the mirror, you also play politics but you think you are not. First is to accept that, to play politics is human, everyone do. So don't take it more personally, just accept it, its common. Second the one who start politics are the one who is affected the most or fear the most. So you are in right track, keep going. Third, if you want to give it back, think, what kind of person are you, Do you enjoy fighting or you enjoy forgiving, choose the one which you love the most. I have seen many people who enjoy fighting, do it, if you are left only with that option and forgive if you love that the most. you are not going to lose anything, i can assure you, you will gain the most..