Did you know… Pronoia

Pronoia is a neologism coined to explain the delusion that others think well of one.  A positive counterpart of paranoia (“everyone is out to get you”), pronoia promotes thinking that one’s thought and deed is received and praised. It describes a philosophy that the world is set up to secretly benefit people.

In a  technologically savvy world accelerated with the influence of social media. “mere acquaintances are thought to be close friends; politeness and the exchange of pleasantries are taken as expressions of deep attachment and the promise of future support”.

Whilst some argue that pronoia is an attitude we should all aspire to inculculate, others maintain that the opinions of others based on uncertain criteria is irrelevant.  Still, the thought that universe is conspiring IN my favour, is oddly comforting.


Antero Alli, Angel Tech: A Modern Shaman’s Guide to Reality Selection

“Who knows? Life may just be a Positive Conspiracy bent on putting us in the right place at the right time every living, breathing moment of the day. It just takes a certain kind of perspective to see this. Realizing this can put our “analyzer” on hold, our interpretive mind on “ga-ga” and our hearts on breathless.”

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20 thoughts on “Did you know… Pronoia

  1. I tend to not believe in a universe with any sort of intent. The intent comes completely from me. I choose how hard to pursue opportunities, how to react to others and to events that happen to me. Sometimes acting with intent pays off, other times I might work hard and still not get what I want. Whatever the outcome, I always do feel better when I’m working hard to get to a goal.

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  2. Love this, very hope-inducing and encouraging post:) We can only see things when we believe in them…only grasp opportunities if we allow ourselves to be faithful that we deserve these and that they are actually out there! Mind is the builder:) Thanks for sharing, gorgeous!

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  3. I do believe in Pronoia, though now only I read from you it means the universe is conspiring in our favour 😊❤ I believe in divinity of myself and universe and everything happens is for good 😊

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