Space Babe Posted January 13, 2019 Share Posted January 13, 2019 (edited) The French saying "L'appel du vide" or in the literal English translation "The Call of the Void" presents the inexplicable desire to kill yourself or to think of killing someone at a particular moment. "It is however, a feeling common enough that studies have been dedicated it" - Kara Goldfarb, assuming that almost every person has felt these thoughts at least once in their life, and they last very briefly, only a few seconds. Once the thought passes, the man becomes aware of and expels himself from danger. However, the "call of the void" should differ from suicidal tendencies and aspirations because they do not have emotional stress, but come spontaneously and are caused by our subconscious mind. Moreover, people do not listen to these thoughts because they are aware that they would never want to do such a thing in reality. In order to make my self clear as to which situations "the call of the void" are precisely manifested, they are usually those moments where, for instance, we find ourselves on a very high place and we suddenly think about jumping, or when we are driving a car and we think how easy would it be for us to crash with the other cars in traffic, or when we are giving someone a bath ans we think of drowning him, or when we are holding a knife or hammer in our hands and we think how easy it would be to stab and kill someone near us. In other words, for a moment, we think about how easy would it be or how little would it take for us to end our own life, or someone else's life. Have you ever experienced "L'appel du vide" moments? What do you think these moments mean from a psychological point of view and why do they occur at all? Edited January 13, 2019 by Space Babe Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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