Straddling the Fringe is No Fun

I’ve finally cleaned the older stuff off the DVR and caught up with this spring’s season finales of my favorite TV shows.

The best of the bunch was Fringe.

If you haven’t seen it before, Fringe does kinda what X-Files used to do, but without Mulder and Scully.

There’s a twist, though.

On Fringe, all the weirdo stuff comes from an alternate universe that parallels and occasionally overlaps our own.

It looks like ours for the most part, but the World Trade Center still exists in NYC, Boston is decimated by who knows what, and giant dirigibles are the primary means of air transportation.

Oh, and every person in World A has or has had their counterpart in World B.

But that’s not to say their lives follow the same paths.

For instance, in our world, a guy named Walter is a wacky former university professor and scientist who spent 17 years in a mental institution. On the other hand, the alternate world Walter is the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

The series is fun. And it got me thinking about the different paths our own lives can take — depending on the actions we choose.

Maybe the life you really want isn’t here but in World B.

Lucky for you, you don’t have to painfully jump dimensions like a Fringe agent to get there.

You just have to take a first step toward the World B life.

Taking that first step, though, can seem overwhelming, scary, and risky.

But as Chris Farrell and I recently discussed — — there are plenty of ways to overcome those fears, worries, and doubts. If you really want to.

So what’s gonna finally push your from World A into World B?

It’s a lot easier than they make it look on Fringe, I promise.

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