According to U, paranoia applies to strangers
whom I have never met, Parados???????
Could you phrase that statement in proper English?
I can be lazy, in that I don 't have much energy. Here goes:
Do u allege that paranoia can be manifested VICARIOUSLY
thru the means of strangers,
remote from the paranoiac whom he has never even met??
( See, I 'm scoffing
at your implication, with my counter
-implication of scorn.)
The essence of paranoia is that he who is afflicted by it
seeks to magnify HIS
self-image, or in some cases,
the image held of him by others of interest to him (his or her friends).
By its nature, paranoia MUST BE
Vicarious paranoia is an oxymoronic contradiction-in-terms.
( I 'm thinking of a very paranoid girl, I used to date. )
Paranoia inheres in delusions of grandeur
or of persecution by powerful, impressive organizations.
Such delusions of persecution strongly imply that the paranoiac
persecuting because of imaginary
or arcane knowledge that r worth
chasing by those powerful,
sinister organizations. SPECIAL
, extraordinary personal worth is the paranoid delusion.
Of course, some people e.g. George Washington, Einstein really DO
have special worth.
Accordingly, if I were paranoid about Soz
I 'd have to be deluding myself that she has some strange,
superhuman abilities or knowledge that have become the cause
of her being chased, spied upon or persecuted by some impressive
people or organizations, e.g. the FBI, KGB (formerly) United Nations,
maybe a large corporation with unhealthy interests in her.
Bear in mind that I have never met Soz,
nor do I believe it likely that I ever will.
I am confident, from her posts, that Soz is
a very fine person, admirable in all respects,
but I deem it very un
likely that anyone,
or any sinister organizations have any unhealthy
interests in Soz, nor do thay have any predatory intentions toward her.
That does not necessarily render her residential premises
immune from common burglars who like ez access
to door locks thru broken windows in doors.
Paranoia doesn't require knowing or not knowing people.
Perhaps that's your problem David.
You can be paranoid about others even if you have yet to meet them.
That is oxymoronic for the reasons hereinabove set forth.