When I lived in Albuquerque, I found that New Mexicans so recoiled in terror from basically every bordering state that their mental model of things was: What states does New Mexico border? Colorado.
And a bit of Oklahoma.
And okay, if you drove for like a day, you could get to where New Mexico borders "Old Mexico".
And that's all that New Mexico borders.
Now, New Mexico is a square, but as to the east and west sides, it was like the oddly blank unshaded unlabelled parts on a medieval map -- that's just where space stops existing, don't look there, it's a singularity and we do not discuss that.
That's how they un-thought of Arizona, Utah, and Texas.
So, the lesson that Arizona, Utah, and Texas, should learn from this, is: when New Mexico, a dessicated lunar landscape of nuclear-bomb craters, meth-labs, and flailing grifters, looks down on you, it's time to wonder what you're doing wrong.