When you cross the border from one country or another, what tells you what side you’re on?
There’s no line on the ground. No different feeling between the two. So what tells you when you’ve gotten to the other side?
Borders are interesting. The only thing that tells you if you’ve crossed the line is people. From signs telling you which town you’re in, to actual people guarding it, different outposts are there to convince you that what you’re crossing is real, and that the two things they’re separating have important differences.
But the reality is, there’s nothing there. Just people, telling you which side you’re allowed to be on, and which you’re not.
What if you didn’t listen?
You know, it’s the same with any milestone. The only thing preventing you from crossing to the other side is people, telling you that you need degree X or experience Y to get to the other side. But you don’t.
Like the passport office– they ask you to stand in line, wait your turn, and you’ll get your papers… eventually. Just go through all these hoops.
All this for a line that’s invisible and arbitrary.
What would happen if you just stepped over the border between those that can, and those that can’t? Is there really something wrong with that?
Or is it just people telling you that you need to wait in line?