Many people today are cynical about the government, often rightly so. They see it as a hindrance to the average citizen rather than a help. It remains a fact, however, that the government is one of the largest employers in the country. The United States needs people with a desire to serve their country unselfishly. Civil servants have a chance to make small differences that can blossom into system-wide changes. As a bonus, there is often a great deal of stability in a government job.