Pronoia, The Opposite Of Paranoia

While listening to episode 960 of Planet Money ( The Writers Revolt ) Keith Powell mentioned a term that meant the opposite of paranoia.

With paranoia a person feels like everyone is conspiring against them. The opposite of that is pronoia – the feeling that everyone is conspiring to help them.

That is a word I was not familiar with. And while the concept could certainly describe a bad situation, there is something enjoyably optimistic about it.

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