posted on Jan, 31 2022 @ 09:48 AM
I came across that word „fringe“ a lot lately on ATS, and I’d love to share some thoughts on it.
It is the outermost part that is somewhat socially acceptable.
Most see it as extremely off, just a little further, and you would fall off the earth.
Fringe is sort of defined by the horizon the herd is able to see.
That's what is socially acceptable, it’s the commonly accepted truth, even though you are not part of the herd, they still see you and therefore
have to accept it as a reality. At least, that it is a place where one can live a life.
What I found to be interesting is that, once you reach the fringe, you realize there is a vast landscape beyond that horizon.
There are those that just wander off never to be seen again, then there are those that go back uncomfortable with the truth, they shut up and go
along. Who wants to be alone in an unknown world anyway.
Then there are those that stay on the horizon, yelling to the herd how the world appears differently from their point, and how little they have seen.
The herd just shrugs it off as one of the delusional fringes loosing it again.
I’ve been moving towards the fringes, since I started to question the reality that has been pulled over my eyes.
It started slowly, realizing first that our economy is not doing us any good, that money more often than not is the cause or at least the motivator
for countless heinous acts.
This is a windy road which explained the socio-economical dynamics very well, yet it was more of a sightseeing tour, it did not lead out of the herds
comfort zone, but I got to see a couple of roads that lead out.
Many had names like, spaghetti monster abbey, Lizard road, electric universe avenue, Revolution street, flat earth drive…
I tried to follow some of these roads, it’s just the traveling companions I met on them did not make me want to go there, so I decided to make my
own path to the fringes. At times, I cross others path, I exchange take what the other has learned and move on. Sometimes I wander along on some
established path, but soon enough I find myself craving for the unknown.
The path that only appears behind me is where I feel most satisfied. Have you gone to the fringes, and what path did you take?