Paranoia

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By James Hall. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This episode features ideas intolerable to the ego. From George W Bush bombing the Middle East, to the bloke in the office who complains about everyone else being rubbish, we are all paranoid. But is this such a bad thing? Is it better to understand your paranoia, or live in perpetual defence? Who should take responsibility for their own paranoia…? It's not me, it's you.

We discuss:

Anxiety from within and without.

How the subconscious creates a paranoid perspective.

Why this is comforting/cathartic.

The process of recognition.

Individual and societal paranoia.

Bullying.

Resentment of institutions.

Quotes from 'Paranoia' by David Bell, which is an excellent short book.

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