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LAPSES DO YOU HAVE THEM?

LAPSES         DO YOU HAVE THEM?

LAPSES WILL BE OUR DAILY WISDOM WORD TODAY.  WHAT ARE LAPSES AND HOW DO THEY APPLY TO US?  WE WILL LOOK AT THE DEFINITION OF LAPSES AND WHY THEY OCCUR.  BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER, HOWEVER, LET US TAKE A LOOK AT THE WORD, “LAPSES” IN OUR WEBSTER DICTIONARY AND DAILY WISDOM WORDS DEFINITION.  

WEBSTER DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF LAPSES-1.  A TEMPORARY FAILURE OF CONCENTRATION, MEMORY OR JUDGEMENT.  2.  AN INTERVAL OR PASSAGE OF TIME. 

DAILY WISDOM WORDS DEFINITION OF LAPSES-THOSE MOMENTS THAT ARE LOST TO TIME ITSELF.  THE PERIOD OF TIME OF THESE MOMENTS.  

LAPSES ARE QUITE COMMON AND NORMAL IN MOST OF US.  THERE ARE THOSE EXCEPTIONS WHEN LAPSES ARE A SIGN OF A MEDICAL CONDITION SUCH AS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE OR MENTALLY CHALLENGED INDIVIDUALS WHO DO SO IN CONNECTION WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS SUCH AS DEMENTIA.  DEMENTIA OR FORGETTING THINGS AS YOU GET OLDER IS NORMAL TO SOME DEGREE.  ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE IS A DISEASE THAT CANNOT BE CURED AT THIS POINT IN TIME.  

LAPSES OCCUR WITH ME WHEN I DAYDREAM, NOT SO OFTEN ANYMORE.  I HAVE GONE FROM BEING AN OPTIMISTIC PERSON WHO SUFFERS WITH BOUTS OF DEPRESSION TO A REALISTIC INDIVIDUAL AS I GET OLDER.  IT IS HARD TO REMAIN OPTIMISTIC, WHEN WE GAIN KNOWLEDGE OR WISDOM ABOUT LIFE.  I AM 55 YEARS OLD.  I HAVE BEEN THROUGH ILLNESS AND TRAGEDIES MYSELF, AND WATCHED OTHERS HURT WITH LOSS AND SICKNESS.  IT TAKES A TOLL ON OPTIMISM.  LAPSES WITH ME BEING IN A CONSCIOUS STATE OF MIND, DON’T OCCUR.  HOWEVER, I DO HAVE LAPSES WHEN I LOSE MY TRAIN OF THOUGHT OR DAYDREAM.  I HAVE A TENDENCY TO JUMP FROM ONE SUBJECT OR ANOTHER WHEN I AM COMMUNICATING WITH ANOTHER PERSON I FEEL CLOSE TO.  IT DRIVES MY FRIENDS MAD, BECAUSE I WILL, AFTER CHANGING THE SUBJECT TO A NEW TOPIC, THAT CAME INTO MY HEAD, GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS TOPIC.  I WILL ALWAYS END UP ASKING WHOMEVER I AM HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH, “WHERE WAS I”?.  THIS IS ALSO A FORM OF LAPSING BECAUSE I NEED TO BE REMINDED WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT PRIOR TO THE LAPSE FREQUENTLY.  

NEVER HAVE I HAD AS MANY LAPSES AS THE PAST FEW MONTHS.  CHUNKS OF TIME PASS, AND BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC AND HAVE BEEN ORDERED BY THE GOVERNOR TO STAY HOME, AS TIME HAS PASSED DURING THIS “STAY AT HOME” ORDER, I AM FORGETTING WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IT IS OR WHAT THE ACTUAL DATE IS.  I EVEN HAVE A LATE PAY ON A CREDIT CARD TO PROVE THIS, BECAUSE I JUST SKIPPED MAKING MY MARCH PAYMENT AND IT IS NOW APRIL, I THINK, (NO, I AM KIDDING).  I  

NEVER HAVE WE SEEN AS MANY LAPSES TO OUR ECONOMY IN THE UNITED STATES AS I WITNESSED OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS.  WE HAVE LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF THE COUNTRY UNEMPLOYED.  I BELIEVE I JUST HEARD OVER 500,000 INDIVIDUALS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT OVER THE PAST SIX WEEKS.  

I CHOSE THE WORD, LAPSES DELIBERATELY IN REFERENCE TO WHAT WE ARE SEEING TODAY.  THERE IS SUCH A THING AS “DELIBERATE LAPSES.”   I COULD NOT HELP BUT NOTICE THERE WERE MANY TIMES DURING THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL THAT CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS HAD WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE,  DELIBERATE LAPSES.  WHEN SOMEONE USES DELIBERATE LAPSES CAN LEAD TO A LAPSE IN JUDGEMENT.  I HAVE ALSO FOUND BY SIMPLY OBSERVING NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION, THAT DELIBERATE ACTS OF DECEIT SEEM TO FOLLOW.  WE ALL HAVE LAPSES IN JUDGEMENT THAT ARE ACCIDENTAL SO I WOULD LIKE TO REITERATE THIS AND SHARE WITH YOU IT IS PERFECTLY NORMAL UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES I LISTED ABOVE TO HAVE TEMPORARY LAPSES WITH OUR THOUGHTS AND LOSE TRACK OF TIME, SPACIAL LAPSES, AND ACCIDENTAL LAPSES IN JUDGEMENT.  THIS IS NOT WHAT I AM REFERRING TO.  

PLEASE DO ME A FAVOR, AND SHARE WITH US A TIME WHEN YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS LAPSED, OR YOUR MEMORY TEMPORARILY.  THERE IS A PERFECTLY UNDERSTANDABLE  EXPLANATION FOR THESE ACCIDENTAL LAPSES.  I WANT TO SHARE ONE LAST EXPERIENCE WITH YOU REGARDING AN ACCIDENTAL LAPSE I HAD WHEN I WAS MUCH YOUNGER.  I HAD MY DAUGHTER WITH ME AND SHE WAS STILL IN A CAR SEAT.  SHE HAD AN EAR INFECTION AND THE TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE WAS COOL ENOUGH NOT TO WORRY ABOUT HER GETTING OVERHEATED WHILE I RAN IN TO PICK HER PRESCRIPTION.  I WASN’T GONE LONGER THAN FOUR MINUTES.  I WAS STANDING OUTSIDE MY CAR DOOR DIGGING IN MY PURSE TO FIND MY CAR KEYS TO UNLOCK THE DOOR.  I NEXT REMEMBER NOT FINDING THEM IN MY PURSE AND LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW AT THE DRIVER’S SEAT IN THE WINDOW.  A SPARKLING KEYCHAIN WITH MY HOUSE AND CAR AN SPARE KEY TO MY CAR HUNG ON THE CHAIN.  

I SIMPLY FROZE!  I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, AND CELL PHONES WERE COMMONLY NOT CARRIED AMONG US IN THIS TIME PERIOD.  I CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WHEN I WAS FORTUNATE TO FIND SOMEONE NEARBY WILLING TO HELP ME BY BEING ABLE TO USE HIS CAR PHONE.  I CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND WITHIN TWO MINUTES THEY ARRIVED AND WITHIN ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES UNLOCKED MY CAR.  MY DAUGHTER WAS JUST STARTING TO WAKE UP AS I SWUNG OPEN THE DOOR AND TOOK HER OUT OF HER CAR SEAT HOLDING HER TIGHT.  YES, THERE ARE ACCIDENTAL LAPSES IN MEMORY AND THERE ARE DELIBERATE LAPSES WHICH ARE USED TO BUY TIME FOR AN ANSWER OR DECEIVE US.  IT IS EASY TO FORGET WHAT WE HEAR ON NEWS ONE DAY, AND IT DOES APPEAR TO ME THAT OUR PRESIDENT CHANGES COURSE VERY OFTEN.  IT IS BEST TO PROTECT OURSELVES WE DOCUMENT THOSE KIND OF LAPSES.  

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Shirley Satterfield
Shirley Satterfield
3 months ago

That is a most interesting word and article today, Sam. I have found in life that a temporary lapse in judgment can cause us pain for many years. But this can be avoided with good mental health hygiene and stress management. It is also important to get enough rest and sleep to avoid these lapses. Thanks Sam, for bringing this important word to our attention.

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