Feeling as if everyone hates you and the world is conspiring against you? Some might say you’re experiencing paranoia. But what if you feel that everyone loves you and they’re all on your side? There’s a word for that, too. Pronoia, the deluded belief that everyone admires and approves of you, is the opposite of paranoia. The name was coined in 1982 by Fred H. Goldner, a professor of sociology at Queens College in New York City.
In Greek mythology, Narcissus was too smitten with himself to notice when which nymph fell in love with him?
Previous answer: In 1915, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S. Life-Saving Service were merged to form the U.S. Coast Guard.
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