I have never been paranoid.
Said the gun nut.
I did feel a little ill-at-ease when I was 8,
concerning how I 'd defend my home when I was alone, if that became necessary.
I never believed that anyone had anything personal
nor that any secret nor mighty organizations had taken any cognizance of me.
in even the slightest degree.
I was invested with serene tranquility when I armed myself with a .38 revolver.
That was my means of controlling any predatory emergency that might present itself
(tho several decades passed b4 that happened; it worked well).
That is not within the definition of paranoia, which is ego
There is no question about it.