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#133892 - 10/11/04 03:08 PM paranoia  
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AHD: "1. A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur, often strenuously defended with apparent logic and reason. 2. Extreme, irrational distrust of others." < Gk para- 'beside' + noos 'mind'. Besides paranoia, there's also narapoia :- "That uneasy feeling that you are unintentionally following someone." And, finally metanoia :- Having gone beyond one's mind.


#133893 - 10/11/04 06:42 PM Re: paranoia  
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You forgot to mention paramnesia.


#133894 - 10/11/04 09:13 PM Re: paranoia  
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If you're going to invoke paranoia and metanoia, what about orthonoia? (asked the chemist organically )


#133895 - 10/11/04 09:38 PM Re: paranoia  
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orthonoia

Sounds good to me. Do you wish to define it, too? Off hand, I'd said 'straight minded' or 'psychologically correct'.


#133896 - 10/12/04 10:36 PM Re: metanoia  
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How does one go about moving beyond one's mind?


#133897 - 10/13/04 12:21 AM Re: metanoia  
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How does one go about moving beyond one's mind?

By using language, WW.


#133898 - 10/13/04 07:32 AM Re: metanoia  
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So, jheem, it follows that human beings, by complete definition, are all metanoids?


#133899 - 10/13/04 12:14 PM Re: metanoia  
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So, [...] it follows that human beings, by complete definition, are all metanoids?"

QED. Yup. At least the ones capable of speech or signing. Besides, "I never metanoid I didn't like."


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I never metanoid I didn't like

Clearly, then, you admire single-minded computer whizzes from Brooklyn...



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