Maps should be updated regularly. The reason is simple: terrains, names, situations and people change. Yes, people and situations change.
Lara Braun would easily freak out alone, or in the crowd. It started to happen when she went out of their town to work somewhere. She claimed people disrespected and singled her out. She was so conscious of her space and former school title as the Glee Club president.
She would go around dropping names, pointing fingers, questioning motives, spewing hate words and blaming others for her misery. Her posts are sprinkled with stressful language soaked in the vinegar of retaliation and contempt.
What happened is not actually another case of psychosis. It's simply another case of laziness and fixation. She refused to update her map. She insisted on using her old map and applied it on different place, different time, different space, different people and different situations.
All of us have several sets of maps which we either inherited from our parents, families, towns, schools and places of work. The real problem comes in when we insist on changing the people and environment around us , instead of updating our maps.
Thank You for the blessing of memory.
As we go along the journey, we may learn to
Let go of the past and embrace the grace of the present.
We may not be so concerned so much of ourselves,
Instead, give us the strength to embrace
The community and family we’re in,
In Jesus’ Name.
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