Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
Spend some time around someone suffering from paranoid schizophrenia who is not on their meds and then try to claim that paranoia is a form of ESP.
I think you mistake my writing that as giving that as a reason for extreme behaviors.
Again, paranoia, might be the issue, being off medications, might be the issue.
I never said as well that the two are completely separate, nor did I say they were the same.
They might actually be one and the same, or they might be completely different.
Each set of circumstances is unique and I am not claiming to know specifically.
I can speak to my experiences, I can speak to situations I have seen, or heard about.
Originally posted by l neXus l
as always SKL you deliver with well thought out questions and impeccable research,
The human mind is amazing, the most amazing creation in the world, a highly complex system, capable of pretty much anything, the world we know was
created with the human mind, so why not paranoia?
personally i think that paranoia is not a legitimate fear, it is a self inflating fear that one is important and that others are "out to get them",
even with no shred of proof, nor evidence to support it, the idea is cooked up inside the mind and it is allowed to brew until it becomes a full blown
realistic tangible fear, that cripples many humans, from doing day to day activity, while drugs may alter the mind, and help speed up the process or
coax out paranoia in some, it is completely illegitimate, and can be prevented. just my .02
I think personally it is dependent upon a unique set of circumstances.
Having been stalked off and on since I was six years old, I know fear.
However, there is a difference when fear is a direct result of an action.
And we as human beings can control that fear and turn it into something useful.
Our five senses are unique but if we develop what is called the sixth sense
, it is the combination of these five senses, honed into a defense
It took me until a few years ago until I began seeing that my father, who after my mother divorcing him, and trying to kidnap me continually, was my
You could say it gave me a unqiue perspective to know that my childhood was not just uncommon fear, nor metaphorical fear, but a reality based
My mother feared my father, a man who threatened to kill a Judge, due to losing visitation rights, who lost custody rights, because of alcoholism.
My stepfather feared my mother's inert fear of my father, and did not fear my father.
I was surrounded, both literally and metaphorically, by fear at all times.
Being afraid became a second nature, it evolved into a first nature, and became then, an instinct, something with which, if it had not been honed,
could have driven me nuts, but it did not, and in fact it has saved my life.
It is no longer a fear, and I fear no man, and now it is my salvation.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Interesting thread Spartan.
I find there is a lot of paranoia on the boards as of late, but them again we are prone that sort of thing.
For moment we should step back and take the tin foil hats off and view our surroundings for what they really are.
I am not paranoid in the least bit, I usually look at things from an observer's point of view instead of a person within the situation, and this
usually provides a clearer way forward IMO.
S&F as always for another great conversation starter.
Well, I have never worn a tin foil hat, I do not fear any man or machine.
I can sense the paranoia on the boards, it is like the stench of death, it reeks.
Fear has a certain smell, it exudes an odor, and as well you can almost see it.
I look at things both from my perspective and that of the person I speak with.
As the old saying goes :
You cannot truly know a man, unless you walk a mile in another man's shoes
I think inside the box, outside the box, and smash the box and start over.
[edit on 3-3-2010 by SpartanKingLeonidas]