Paranoia is a thought process characterized by excessive anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion.
Been there, done that.
Only a few days ago, when the swine flu epidemic started, I was being paranoid.
I kept watching T.V. for news on this thing, kept looking online for more information about it, I had my iPod touch glued to my hand for the newsfeed about it. And for what? So I could get even more scared and paranoic by every little thing I read?
People make up all sorts of theories, and some of them even say they're experts or that they base what they say in what scientists or government officials said.
Some say it's worst than what you hear in the news, and that they're hiding things so we don't get so scared. Some say it's not as bad as it looks and that we shouldn't worry.
I say this, and you don't have to believe it either but it's just a word of advice.
Don't get obsessed with it. Stop trying to know everything about it, because it's not gonna make any sense when you see everyone has a different opinion about it. Stop being so damn worried. I'm not saying, "go out on the streets and kiss anyone you see!". I've been locked up at home for 5 days, at first it was because I really didn't want to go out. Now it's more because I'm lazy, but I would go out if I had to, being careful of course.
It's not that I think I'm better than everyone else, it's not that I don't believe there's an epidemic. Of course there's one, but don't let it make you go crazy. It's not the end of the world, and if it was, why would you want to spend your last days being worried?
Let it go. Take care. We'll be out on the streets before you know it.