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More Than A Feeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 01:27 AM
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Does anyone else get the irrational desire to jump from high places?
Edited on Tue Apr-19-05 01:31 AM by Heaven and Earth
Sometimes when I look down from very high places, I get the split second irrational desire to jump. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Do I have a subconscious desire for suicide or something? Maybe I am just curious to experience it.
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 01:28 AM
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1. Only when I'm skydiving :)
other than that, I usually stay away from edges..hehe
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 01:29 AM
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2. When I'm forced to watch Pauly Shore films. yes...
Seriously, I've had that when I am in a High-Rise on one of the upper-floors; very unnerving..
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 01:36 AM
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3. Not at all
You describe the stuff of my nightmares...I actually slipped and fell off a cliff once (I have an eyewitness, it was about a thirty foot freefall)...fortunately I fell between two boulders into a pool of water and didn't get hurt...

I've always had recurring dreams about clinging to the edge of a huge skyscraper and looking down with the wind buffeting me...

911 did not help at all...
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 01:42 AM
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4. That you haven't done it shows some good sense...
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 02:56 AM
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5. Yup.
I'm extremely acrophobic, and the urge to jump is overwhelming. Not to commit suicide, but to end the terror. Hard to explain to someone who's not acrophobic.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 03:05 AM
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6. Yes
I do sometimes, for unexplainable reasons. I have always wanted to do the thing where you strap on the wing-like things and jump from tall places, but never have had any urge to to the plane jumping bit or bungee jumping. I think the thing I want to do is called hang gliding. As a matter of fact, I'd probably shit myself if I did either of those other two things. Aside from that, I almost have jumped a few times and cannot explain why. It seems like it would be fun to free fall at least until I landed.
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 03:22 AM
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7. I used to read a zine called Cometbus..
And the guy (Aaron Cometbus) had the same feeling when he would visit Portland. Portland is a town of bridges. And Aaron was the drummer for Crimpshrine. And they rule..

http://www.zinebook.com/interv/comet.html

I have that zine in one of these boxes. Maybe I should hunt it down and scan it.


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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 04:11 AM
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8. Yes, but I cured that by taking up skydiving. n/t
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