Monday, November 20, 2006

Paranoia Abounds

Isn't it surprising how many of us are actually insane? I do not find it unusual in the least for me to genuinely fear a certain loss of anonymity. The lack of protection by standing out in front of an audience (such as those in a blog) seems to represent a larger cultural issue as well. How many of us wonder what ever happened to the inventors of the electric car, water powered engines that leverage better efficiencies without the use of gasoline and other such incredible inventions?

Many folks have always believed that such inventors must surely have been killed off by the government, (oil/auto/tire) industry, congress, the mob or all of the above. It might sound like tales from the dark side but when one is trained to believe that whatever is reported is typically the opposite of what is true then it is easy to understand the cynicism of much of America.

It is therefore quite clear to comprehend how we as a society developed this sense of paranoia. I guess to be fair it is only paranoia if the suspicions being pondered are untrue - otherwise this is called insight.

Humans develop a series of pathological responses to percieved threats in their environment. For example in New York City I noted the departure of a good many co-workers who could no longer cope with the pressure caused by the Terror attacks. It is interesting to note that not everyone responed the same way to the events of 9/11/2001. Some of us just have great difficulty getting to sleep.

Next Steps:
The way forward may lie in a trip to the past in this instance. US President Franklin D. Roosevelt once declared "There is nothing to fear except fear itself". In fact he was quite right, the stress associated with human' fears may cause us much more damage than the effects of the object of our fear. One argument in support of this point of view can be located in this article.

We need to move beyond the sometimes skewed signals being decoded by a tired or overstressed mind. Acknowledging that sometimes we, as Dr. Ostrow observed in the Forbidden Planet, are "Monsters from the id". (source)

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