A person unwillingly projects fear into the hearts of others. Look at his/her eyes, listen to his/her voice, observe the way he/she acts. But which came first, the chicken or the egg? Society is willing to make scapegoats, including those individuals who are forced to endure paranoia. Can you empathize with the "paranoid" that society is as responsible as he/she is for his/her illness? Some, like Thomas Szasz, would blame society for most of mental illness; here I promote an equal interaction ultimately among individuals, equal meaning one-on-one. Next time in public, or even here on the web, remember the "gang" mentality's effect that groups have on the one. A helpful analogy would be the presence of a black man in an all white neighborhood, or a woman alone approached by strange men. Have you ever been there? Then remember those who suffer a lifetime of impersonal abuse through a no-fault disease like schizophrenia.