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  1. American scientists have already figured it out and I hasten to share the result of their research.

    Scientists found n students who decided to help. We conducted the required number of tests and measurements.
    When processing the data obtained, the following picture emerged for scientists. When a person who is sensitive to physical manifestations of anxiety comes to the edge of a cliff, this sensitivity is triggered “super quickly”, and the instinct of self-preservation forces them to move away. However, in the next moment, the person realizes that the edge is solid and stationary, that is, there is no danger. The” fooled ” brain tries to figure out why it was necessary to move away, and comes to the only logical conclusion – because the person was going to jump.
    In other words, people post factum regard the “anxious” self-preservation reaction as a past desire to jump. The researchers called this sensation the ” high place phenomenon.”

    Don't worry about it.

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  2. You are not the only one. For example, a study by the US Federal Accident Records System showed that in 5% of cases, serious “unexplained accidents” were not caused by drowsiness, driver fainting, distracting events on the road, or car malfunctions. That is, drivers simply drove off the road into a pole or ditch and that's all. The very idea that a slight movement of the hand could lead to such consequences fascinated them. In general, the momentary impulse to do something irreparable, which cannot be done categorically, is probably familiar to everyone. Like what will happen if I jump from this height, how will I fly, will I scream, will it hurt to fall, how will my family and friends react, etc. It also happens that people think what will happen if you stick a cotton swab far away in your ear and poke it in the eardrum, run out into a busy intersection at a red light and much more.

    This is due to the fact that our brain is quite a complex thing that can make predictions. Almost no other creature on the planet can do this (we pay for this skill by the fact that we can almost not come up with anything new, only combine existing ones, but that's not the point). And now a person on the edge of a precipice forms a large forecast for the future per second. At the same time, there is also such a thing in our head as the scouting instinct, i.e. the desire to learn everything new, test various theories and hypotheses. And in the next second, this instinct pushes us to test the newly created theory.�

    Fortunately for us, usually the instinct of self-preservation wins out in such stressful situations and in a second the obsession passes. In addition, knowing that this sensation itself is a momentary glitch in the brain also helps to survive it without consequences.

  3. Just the soul asks for flight. Do you remember the song of the water man from the movie “Flying Ship”, that his life is a toadstool and he lives in a swamp, and he wants to fly?

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