“The Fourth Side” itself is drawn from the idea that there are three basic stances toward a given idea: for, against, and neutral/apathetic. The fourth perspective states that something about the idea itself could be flawed or misinterpreted, subsequently rendering all three stances invalid. Also the fourth wall in traditional theatre signifies the separation between the performers and reality. A performer “breaks” the fourth wall by giving any recognition that the audience exists. Likewise, “The Fourth Side” wishes to push a bit beyond what we perceive as reality. Other sources include the term “flipside,” which can refer to a reverse or contrasted aspect of something, and “The Far Side,” a hilariously bizarre comic strip by Gary Larson that entertains a much more amusing (if not preferable) reality than our own.