The first drug used by almost everyone, in almost every instance was either alcohol or tobacco. So why don’t we hear that alcohol and tobacco are a gateway drug? Well, it’s because alcohol and tobacco are multibillion dollar corporations and they make lots of money in our society.
Keith Stroup, NORML founder (via fourteendrawings)
I usually don’t reblog these, but I feel like some of my followers could probably use the reassurance. I definitely have these kinds of thoughts sometimes.
so i’m not crazy for randomly thinking such thoughts? what a relief!
Edgar Allan Poe had a name for it too: The Imp of the Perverse. he compared the impulses to a demon that urges people to do the wrong thing simply because it can be done
The compulsion to jump from high places is called “l’appel du vide" in French. The call of the void. I think it’s specific to that one instance, but I think it’s a cool phrase for this phenomenon in general.
I think about this with random sharp objects laying around, too. “What if I just jammed this into my eye or throat right now? … oh god WHAT.” Just… fucking christ, brain. Don’t.
Reblogging this again because most people don’t/never know how normal these thoughts are, and that can be a major source of stress. It’s okay. You’re okay. Just, you know, don’t follow through on that shit.
There’s tree I drive past every day which I always think of as the Suicide Tree because 9/10 times I drive past I think some variation of “if I swerved it’d be the end of any problems”. Never going to do it, probably never going to stop thinking that.
That said, if you are considering following through on an intrusive thought, inbox is open and there are plenty of helplines available.