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Quick question - July 15th 2017, 10:04 AM

I know this is totally random, but does anyone else get a random feeling when you're really high up to just jump, even though you would never actually commit suicide? Like, there has to be some sort of explination to this, because I know I never would but I just get a sudden urge to jump if I'm really high up.

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Re: Quick question - July 15th 2017, 10:33 AM

Surprisingly enough, what you experience is a fairly common thing. The name for it is 'l'appel du vide' which means 'the call of the void'. It's when your brain is trying to take control of a situation so when there is the opportunity to self destruct, it is appealing because it is the strongest choice you can make in the situation. (Thanks Dan Howell for that video informing us of this) There was even a study into it about why it was thing by a university, so you could google that study and see if you can find out more there.

But like I said before, it happens to a lot of people and it also refers to instances when you want to throw your phone into a river or something. I have definitely felt that before although I didn't do it, and I get the self destruct thing as well.

Basically as long as you don't actually jump, don't worry too much about the feeling.


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Re: Quick question - July 15th 2017, 11:39 AM

Someone and I were talking about heights because I will be working on a scaffolding in a couple of weeks and they said they felt like jumping off which is something I remember I thought about as well. I think for the two of us we both like the feeling of flying and we just imagine doing it
But Raven brought up an interesting point and I think I relate to this too
   
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