“The Shift” is the term people use to describe the whatever event caused the world to be the way it is. The event that destabilized reality. However, this is only a theory. Most scholars agree that there had to be a Shift, but some reject the theory as wishful thinking without sufficient evidence. Many layfolk don’t believe in it. They think it is far more likely the world has always been this way. Other people tie religious significance into the idea of the Shift. In general, very little is known about it for sure including whether or not it is a real thing.