To clarify, when we speak of ‘reality’, we mean what the mass human consciousness agrees to as a common reference point for interaction. The reference point is also defined and supported by three dimensional reality.
Deviations from the norm are acceptable to a certain degree, but if someone gets hurt or is unable to function in their given three dimensional surroundings, a line must be drawn. What is in a person’s mind is very real to that person, even though the three dimensional support is not there.
It is Human to be paranoid, because ego is still necessary for our protection, and it is paranoid and insecure by nature. We all make things up in our minds, especially if we are bored.
I’ve never watched Desperate Housewives, but I know that they create drama for themselves because their mind, body and energy are idle. An idle mind leads to insanity. If we are not continually challenged, the mind will create a self-destructive outlet for its unexpressed energy.