[ExI] How to avoid becoming a victim of street crime

Post Futurist p0stfuturist at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 2 02:58:57 UTC 2009

"It's also very hard to pin down without resorting to a

normative definition: paranoid is what people think is paranoid."

That's it, Stathis: 

'paranoia', 'paranoid' can be, for the layman, lingo for being cautious. 
In a bad neighborhood being overly, or even extremely
suspicious (i.e. paranoid) can be an asset to the quality of one's
life, not a liability. If a slum dweller is paranoid and on guard for
every real or imagined threat, then he might do better for himself than
if he were on guard only most of the time.

Of course you know the quote from the sitcom character, "there is no
such thing as paranoia, being paranoid is just good thinking", was a
joke, right?

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