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paranoia #133892
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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.


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You forgot to mention paramnesia.


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If you're going to invoke paranoia and metanoia, what about orthonoia? (asked the chemist organically )


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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'.


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How does one go about moving beyond one's mind?


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How does one go about moving beyond one's mind?

By using language, WW.


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So, jheem, it follows that human beings, by complete definition, are all metanoids?


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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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