Are You So Paranoid That You’re Pronoia? The Anti-Conspiracy Condition The Conspiracy Theorists Peg As A Conspiracy!
With paranoia, people are often under the belief that everything is out to get them including the Government. But there is a condition that is the exact opposite. This condition is called Pronoia.
Pronoia is when others believe that conspiracies are created to benefit them. There is also a philosophy under this belief where people believe the world was created to secretly benefit the inhabitants.
While the idea of pronoia has been tossed around in numerous works of literature since J.D Salinger's 1955 novel, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, the actual term pronoia wasn't used until 1982 when Dr. Fred H. Goldner published an article by the name in the journal Social Problems.
At first, many public voices thought that pronoia was simply a conspiracy theory until it took a practical, linguistic and psychological aspect by scientific studies.
Yes, this means people actually thought it was a conspiracy of non-paranoid conspiring. Conspiring inception? Conspire-ception? It exists! Try saying that three times fast!