The Story: In 2015 my father and I were watching and discussing the news together. As things often do when discussing politics and the future of the world, our discussion turned to debate and became heated. Towards the end of our discussion, my father turned to me and said, “What are you going to do about it?” I most likely gave him a blank stare, as I had never thought about it before. I had no response. He continued by asking again, “What are you going to do about all of this? You’re clearly not happy with the way things are going. My time on this planet is nearing an end. This is your time. Who’s going to do something about the direction of the world and it’s future if it’s not you?”
I spent the next several months thinking about that question at least a few times a day. I discussed it with friends and family, and we all agreed the world is not going in the direction we want it to. We can’t change everything we want to, but those who don’t try to change the world have no right to complain about it.
The Why: We, the consumers, are being taken advantage of by industry and corporations that have spent generations on trying to trick consumers into buying products or swaying our opinions to benefit them. The reason corporations exist is for the benefit of their shareholders, which are the consumers. It doesn’t work. Our education systems are poor, and the government that we pay taxes into is unable to pick up the slack. We live in a capitalist society operating under the general belief that the free-market will come up with the answer to major problems if they exist. The Full Aperture is intended to be a non-partisan teaching and guidance tool for those that want to learn how the world operates around them. ƒ