posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 07:28 AM
I think there's a state between paranoia and awareness that involves the best attributes of the two. "Wariness"; more than purely aware, and
conscious of the perils or threats that may exist, without tipping over into full-blown paranoia and imagining all things as hazardous or
Imagine these states on a sliding-scale....with pure awareness without filters on one end, ( can a video camera be considered aware? It captures all
images effortlessly without filtering them through a perception bias.... ), on the other end is paranoia, perception run through distorted filters.
[edit on 19-2-2008 by MrPenny]