Originally Posted by Looking to Jupiter
My suggestion to those of you lucky enough to not experience fear induced and self protective paranoia is to understand it. People are not nuts, cos they hurt......
I agree Kylie. "People are not nuts cos they are hurt" BUT people ARE nuts to treat themselves with such disrespect that they allow themselves to be hurt by others.
Basically, my point is, - (if you are going down the "hurt being attributed to 'paranoia' route") that no one can actually hurt you. You perceive it to be from another but all that is happening is you are allowing yourself to feel hurt.
If a person has self worth, is respectful of themselves and secure then nothing can actually hurt them, unless they give permission and are part of it.
Therefore, a paranoid person must be lacking in the psychological V emotional balance department where they feel unworthy or unloved, or whatever. This must be a trigger for the hurt.
See what i'm trying to get at here?
(v hard to explain in writing)