You're driving down a twisty-turvy, two-lane highway that hugs the edge of a rocky cliff. It's a precarious patch of road, and you're on high alert as you carefully stay within the asphalt's painted lines. But what if...you didn't? What if you let the car fly clear off the edge of that bluff? You could. It would be so easy. It's right there. Thankfully, you never follow this disturbing urge—but you've definitely felt it. It's called the high place phenomenon, and it's not only normal, but probably healthy.
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