• "L'appel du vide" is when you have
self-destructive thoughts for a split
second like swerving your car into
oncoming traffic or imagining yourself
jumping when you're standing at the
edge of acliff even though you'd
never really do it. The phrase literally
translates as 'the call of the void'.
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    • The void calls, but I shall resist. It is a tempting mistress, one that will never stop.
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    • L’appel deez nuts
      poo_ass 21 jul
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    • Hol up...I didn’t know other people did this. I just thought I was low-key suicidal and occasionally homicidal.
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    • Additional fun fact: these “call of the void” thoughts are often caused by anxiety and high stress, meaning the more stressed you are, the more likely you are to get these thoughts.
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    • I have that happen alot when I'm driving. I keep wondering wtf is wrong with me
      Mason422 21 jul
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    • The call of the void is when my ex wants to have sex because she's a fucking whore. Fuck you Samantha.
      Plockdock 21 jul
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    • And what is it called if those thoughts don’t disappear?
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    • What's it called when you have self-destructive thoughts all the time?
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    • "Detecting ecological dead zone"
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    • I think Black Tongue made a song about it. It’s called “L’appel du Vide” if you wanna hear it
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    • What if it’s literally all of the time
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    • “Stepvoid, what are you doi-“ *jumps off cliff.*
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    • It’s not mental illness it’s a very healthy survival mechanism that influences you to avoid dangerous situations. You walk up to the edge of a cliff and your brain is like “don’t get to close, I might end us both” so you’re like “well damn I’ll stand back here then you psycho” and now your safer
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    • I’m afraid I’ll randomly think something like that and just do it without thinking and die
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    • The void has nothing for me. It calls, but it's calls fall on deaf ears. It calls more and more, but as I pay attention, I notice that the void is a lil bitch
      DumbGuy 21 jul
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    • These are actually signs of a healthy mind. People have these thoughts all the time. Like what if I just kicked this baby in the knee. You would never do it, or I hope not. Lmfao. But a healthy mind has these thoughts.
      macdeala 21 jul
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    • Get right with God before you meet Him
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    • This is every moment for me
      Mrmemerz 21 jul
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    • Does anyone ever look at the car door while in a car and think about jumping out
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    • What if you always imagine punching people for a split second? Not out of anger but curiosity.
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    • This why i dont stand next to cliffs anymore. I had a thought like that mid air on my dirtbike that i never thought before and it was do a nac nac and my left leg was off my bike before i could think to not do it. Never done one before and I didn’t really get my leg back over either Luckily no crash
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    • Dont we all do this?
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    • What’s it called when you’ve had it for 15 years
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    • And since it’s French, it’s pronounced “Lapel doo veed”
      TheCrow 22 jul
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    • Things like this is why I can't sleep at night. I also have these thoughts throughout my day. Who else thinks like this?
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    • Part 1: This is actually the reason why I believe that freewill is an illusion. We don’t control our thoughts, emotions, or desires and those are the 3 things that determine our actions. So if we don’t choose the things that determine our actions then we really don’t have any control of anything.
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    • This is probably what gives me fear of heights more than anything. That and the anxiety that one minor, insignificant slip up is all it takes me for to be a goner.
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    • Murder speaks to me but I’d never do it. But boy does it cross my mind a lot. But I would never do it. But man sometimes ya know? But nope not for me.
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    • What is it called when it’s more than split-second?
      Tiddl 21 jul
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    • Me every fucking day. I think it might just be suicidal but I'm too much of a fucking coward. Also I cant put my family through that. I care too much.
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    • What’s it called (I’m pretty sure it has a name) when you get random thoughts like “I can k*ll my entire family a prolly get away with it”
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    • Fun fact, they're just called "intrusive thoughts". Not that complex or rare
      triprip 21 jul
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    • So, it’s actually a good sign. It’s like someone saying ‘don’t think about pink elephants’. In order to succeed, your brain thinks about pink elephants on some level to screen your thoughts for it. So, it’s so hardwired into your brain NOT to do stuff like this that your brain thinks it before...
      Niaphae 21 jul
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    • I grew up in a fairly religious family and went to church every week and one time when I was really young I flushed the toilet and the thought “what if I flushed Jesus down the toilet” popped in my head and for a long time I thought for sure that I was going to hell for that
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    • It’s scary as fuck because sometimes I feel like I’m gonna do ut
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    • The model 1887s showed us we dont want realism
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    • Intrusive thoughts gang rise up!
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    • Is anyone else ever just chillin and they they think about how many ways they could easily destroy their lives? Like I could just murder someone rn, I could get addicted to drugs, I could slit my wrists rn.
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    • I thought we all have that
      luhFella 21 jul
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    • My friend and I were hiking up Mount Elbert and when we got to the peak (14,000ft) I was looking down and felt the desire to jump.
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    • I think about that every other minute or so. I just get lost in thought and I go, “damn, this pre calc class do be boring. Wonder what would happen if ol billy bob walked in with that thing his dad uses to hunt black people”
      3xcalibur 21 jul
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    • I get that feeling when I'm driving sometimes
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    • Is that the same thing as when someone is talking to you and you think about punching them in the face? Not because you are mad. Just to see what would happen.
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    • My girl broke up with me tonight. Told me she loves me just earlier today then rips my heart out. I feel like absolute dog shit
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    • What’s the one called where when I walk by people I get the urge to stab them but then resist it?
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    • It's a well know psychological theory, known as the Thanatos Drive in Freudian psychology
      j2waldeck 21 jul
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    • I had a real fuckin scary mishap at work where one of these void calls very nearly came true a day or so after having one of them. My head told me to stick my hand in one of the tire ovens as they closed. Just do it! You won't regret it. And the next day when cleaning one out the lid of the oven
      zwickl 21 jul
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    • Fun fact in english we call that thought...life
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    • I have this except toward other people
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    • So I don't really get this, but I do get thoughts about like, tripping and poking my eyes out. Also like, grabbing a girls ass or something like that. Is there a word for that? Other than potential sex offender
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    • Spending a week on iFunny be like
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    • Sometimes I get the cliff one. Like I wonder what would happen and what I would be thinking or feeling as I’m falling. Obviously I’d die but it still crosses my mind
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    • It's also the name of a banger of a song by lorn
      kazkade 21 jul
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    • That’s the name of a Two Steps From Hell song. it’s crazy look it up!
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    • The void calls, but if anyone is going to k1ll me, it will be myself
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    • What's it called when that's on going 24/7?
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    • Intrusive thoughts
      Vices 21 jul
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    • Or like when you’re holding a knife and suddenly think about staving yourself.
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    • Here are some of my occasional ones: hit that kid in the back of the head, take this knife and go stab your entire family, take this knife and stab yourself, get up and just walk out of the classroom, scream as loud as you can right now, kidnap that toddler...
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    • is it french
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    • Ok but I have this all the time
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    • “The Void stares at you. Nothingness fills your view...” (State Back) [Blink within the Void]
      Trinkit 21 jul
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    • AmerikanKarnage French and suicidal tendencies? Perfect post for me
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    • My constant state of being.
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    • I always think what a be the aftermath of me driving off a cliff, speeding into a ditch. Any word for that?
      kanep0e 21 jul
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    • Just had this as a thought of bopping myself in the head
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    • I had to block the void
      _AD_ 21 jul
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    • That's also called an intrusive thought
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    • “Split Second”?
      Clown99 21 jul
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    • I used to have those all the time
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    • Ah, that’s why I though about driving through that populated park the other day
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    • I get that so much when I’m near people I respect for some reason
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    • So call of the void
      KingRage 21 jul
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    • When my dad was teaching me to drive these thought fucking terrified me so i just said fuck no and didnt drive for a couple years
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    • Bro I deadass have those thoughts 24/7
      recycleme 21 jul
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    • Reminds me of that "Sinking City" game. If you get too stressed he will be kinda in a trance and put his gun to his head
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    • Yes......only a momentary thought
      2thomask 21 jul
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    • Yes Frenchie, that’s what we call it, the call of the void, the call of the abyss
      Nfruits 21 jul
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    • I am suicidal af
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    • I have this, but decking people in the face
      MadPucci 21 jul
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    • Freud called it the death drive.
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    • s'il te plait aller au vide
      Jaxoff 21 jul
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    • Great so now I'm not even sure if I'm suicidal or not the one thing I thought I had figured out
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    • Ah yes, only the 10th time this has been featured
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    • featured again
      hentaiuwu 21 jul
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    • Every once in a while ill be sitting in the car like what if I just opened the door and let myself roll down the street....
      Beene 21 jul
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    • If there isn't a word for it that you know ask the French and the Germans. They probably made one for it already
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    • I had this yesterday while driving on the highway and a giant semi passed
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    • These are called intrusive thoughts and they are normal. Like your holdin a baby and you think “I should just drop it” but you don’t. A psychologist told me after I asked in class
      LittleB 21 jul
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    • Then the void must be calling me fuckin nonstop
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    • But what if the call is so strong you cant resist it. And you think about it was too much or you overthink..or you... or... I didnt like this one...
      prinkk 21 jul
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    • Idk, the voids been pretty tempting the past months or so......but my parents will blame themselves so I just ignore it.
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    • We all must join the void
      Slandor 21 jul
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    • Interesting how I would find this shortly after being too much of a coward.
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    • This happens to me about once a day. Is something wrong with me? I'm not suicidal I just like to think about how easy it would be to crash my car into someone or jump into a river.
      Popowerst 21 jul
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    • I do that on very tall buildings, like the urge to jump but I know I won’t actually do it.
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    • lol that reminds me of this time when I was looking over the balconie at an apartment I was living in witht my family and I hear my brother call from behind me in an uncharacteristically deep voice 'massacre them all.' When I asked him what he meant, he just said 'hm?' And had no reccollection of
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    • "No fucking way". Translated that means "I have never had a single thought or urge like that, ever. Holy shit.
      Mumzilla 21 jul
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