Unfortunately, we make things up even when we’re not bored. We can become obsessed when we imagine a certain scenario to be real, even though it might not be. We gather what we see as evidence in the real world to support what we imagine to be true, while we dismiss evidence to the contrary of what we think.
Perhaps we don’t all do this, but I sure have. Looking back on certain times in my life, I can see my insanity clearly. In hindsight, I can see how far from reality my paranoia was, and I can see how my uncontrollable compulsion to follow my insanity hurt me.
I prey that I’ve grown, that I have gained the wisdom to recognize my own insanity, and the courage to act on my new perspective.