Pronioa: the belief that the world is conspiring for you, to make your life better.
I was talking about this belief with one of my friends and she said “that sounds conceited.” And I was surprised by the response. For me the idea sounded extremely optimistic. But I thought it could be a useful way to think.
If everyone held the belief that the people they know and love were out to help them then their belief would be true. But we live in a world where a small amount of paranoia is actually realistic thinking. And I was just interested in the opposite. Not because I think it’s realistic or safe but just that if everyone thought that way the world might be different. And that peaks my interest.
I’m an aspiring cognitive therapist that currently works as a child care provider.