In this upside down existence we live in, anyone NOT being at least a little paranoid is crazy. Being paranoid is in this state of affairs the NATURAL, INTUITIVE attitude to have.
I mean, really - would you take anyone who thinks there's nothing to worry about seriously??? :-D
Paranoia is the litmus test for a thinking, intelligent person.
Three things are sacred to me: first Truth, and then, in its tracks, primordial prayer; Then virtue–nobility of soul which, in God walks on the path of beauty. Frithjof Schuon