I am constantly obsessed with the deranged notion that people are trying to gain control of my mind and thoughts by infiltrating my head with thought-altering worms and hypnosis. I have felt this way ever since I was 9. I’m just thankful that – despite the huge, crushing effect this maddening regime of paranoia, distress and panic has on my life and social interactions – I’m not yet fully convinced that this remote mind-control is entirely real. I mean, it’s an incredibly ludicrous thing to believe in. Maybe one day I’ll be able to shake off my suspicions and go out in public without fearing for my consciousness.