So, something happened to me the other day that kind of opened my eyes. I was mucking about on my laptop when I heard the doorbell. I headed over to answer the door, mildly anxious about talking to someone I would not know (since anyone coming over to our house usually give a heads up, and anyone who goes door to door can be a bit pushy), but my dad got there first, so I decided to head to the kitchen to pour myself a drink while I was up. Sure, this sounds completely innocent, but while I was pouring my iced tea, I consciously positioned myself next to knife drawer in case of any kind of incident arose between my dad and whoever was at the door and waited there until they left. Turns out they were just Jehovah's Witnesses: harmless, if a bit weird. Either way, this event made me realize I'm a little bit paranoid. I often assume the worst case scenario whenever confronted with the unknown. "I hear a thump from up/downstairs? Someone must have broken in and is assaulting my family." "That driver looks perfectly positioned to run me over with his car; I should keep an eye on him and find something to put between us that will stop a car." I immediately dismiss these thoughts as ridiculous, but I always hang onto them until the danger has 'passed' because, well, see my signature? It's kinda true, it made me feel like I was part of a massive social experiment, starring me. Or something, I have a rather vivid imagination. Partly inspired by this.... (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Partly inspired by this.... (open) Partly inspired by this.... (close) So, here's where you guys come in: I'm curious to know your thoughts. Is this weird or is it normal, or is it just understandable? Do you think I should stop or should I continue to treat the probably innocuous as possibly dangerous?