paranoid - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Every virtue is a sweet-spot between two vices, paranoia is at the extreme end of due diligence, the other end being recklessness.
Cowardice feeds paranoia, for the self that cannot accept risk, that amps fear rather than confronting it, builds itself of faulty short-circuits. Brave people are immune to paranoias and thus remain more intelligent and well balanced.
Paranoia is such a trap, one worth escaping from.
Racism has elements of paranoia, of fear in control rather than empathy or true logic.