If you've ever sat atop a steep cliff, or on the observation deck of a skyscraper, and looked straight down, you probably remember thinking about how easy it would be to jump. If you're reading this now, we can safely assume you didn't — but where does this irrational, obviously suicidal urge come from? Psychologists call it the "high place phenomenon," and they say it may even be a sign of a healthy mind.
It's Not Just You
Related Video: 4 Mental Shortcuts That Cloud Your Judgment
How Well Do You Know Your Thoughts?
Written by Austin Jesse Mitchell April 2, 2019
Wake up with the smartest email in your inbox.
Our Best Articles Daily