I was thinking on this situation and my paranoia and how I want to beat it, and I've sort of been trying to find that balance between paranoia and realism.
This is what has made me agitated...
My youngest brother who just got out of residential rehab.... happens to be a senior lifeguard at the same pool my kid sis works at. She works the 5:00 a.m. morning lap swim and teaches the morning water ex and leaves just as he's getting there. We don't live that far away and in summer when it's light out that early, she'll ride her bike.
The news now is... my youngest brother tried to give the kid sis a written reprimand for driving her car to work in the morning and taking up valuable parking spaces that should go to patrons. (because it's such a rush at 5:00 a.m.) He tried to write it up that she SHOULD be riding her bike to work in order to save parking for the paying visitors. The pool is on the east side of the college campus.
I did call him and ask and when I said it would be dangerous for her to do that... He told me I was being paranoid and I didn't know what I was talking about.... I hate that. I hate being called paranoid when I don't think I'm being paranoid.
To say that things happen to girls who are alone in dark parts of an empty college campus in the wee hours is NOT paranoia... it's realism. I feel it's realism. I've read the news... college girls get attacked in dark parts of college campuses. It's not paranoia... I don't think it is.
But my paranoia is all about kidnappers and they are real too. I hate being called paranoid when I think I'm being realistic.
I was thinking.... do others get dismissed as paranoid when they bring up realistic points?