PARANOIA – HEALTHY ?

Publicado el October 17, 2017

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”

Joseph Heller, Catch 22

Would you jump over the fence, or peek over it first?  If you took a peek, would you consider that to be paranoid?

Urban Dictionary defines healthy paranoia as, “Checking something multiple times to assure yourself that something is correct or safe because you are aware of the consequences of it being not safe or correct.”

If you maintain a healthy dose of paranoia it could actually be considered:

Healthy paranoids, also referred to as prudent paranoids, monitor their moves, scrutinize and analyze actions in detail.  They have a sense about present and future danger, and use this as an early warning system.  They investigate and evaluate information, which can help them to develop protections against what could develop into a real external risk.

Putting healthy paranoia into practice:

“Your mind is working at its best when you’re being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity.”

Artist Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall