These fantasies occur to you during the boredom of a bus ride. You know the difference between right and wrong. You don’t seem to be at risk of carrying out these actions. You not depressed or suicidal or otherwise unhappy or unsatisfied with your life. Generally speaking, people don’t “snap.” That only happens in movies and other fictionalized versions of graphic violence.
When these fantasies arise, try refocusing on something less violent. Reading a book or listening to music or distracting yourself with more positive imagery might eliminate these fantasies altogether. The goal is to change the nature of your fantasies, if possible. Counseling could help you to achieve that goal.
Call emergency services if you believe that you cannot control your behavior or are at risk of harming someone. They can protect you. Good luck and don’t hesitate to write again with additional questions. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle