the only thing that i have heard of is people who have never tried a balcony because they were afraid that either they or their kiddos would fall off the balcony, which is virtually impossible unless you climb onto a chair, and throw a leg over the railing
I love a balcony - but have never had an overwhelming desire to jump off.
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I do believe that some are hypnotized by the sea and drawn to it. I'm actually surprised that more don't jump.
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I believe the uncontrollable desire to hurl one's self into the sea is called 'Rapture of the sea'. I googled around for an exact definition and found none. However my searching did find this is a very common feeling. Usually people dont give in to it, but quite a few were surprised themselves to feel the desire to jump.
Interestingly today, on this sort of topic.. I was asked if I thought people who commited suicide on ships, actually booked the ship to have an easy out, or if thoughts just like this activated these feelings, and they were acted upon....This woman is a long time cruisers of lengthy high end cruises.. I asked her if this had ever happened on any of her cruises...no she told me...
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