Why Does Destroying Things Feel Good??
Image Credit: The Fragment Room
You might heard of “The Fragment Room” that recently opened in Balestier Road. They tout themselves as a safe space to destroy objects to release suppressed tensions and pent-up anger ; for a price of course. Their packages range from the “single” at $38 to “annihilation” at a whopping $220.
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Link here: http://www.tnp.sg/videos/tnp-tries-rage-room/videobrightcove/5423258200001
Many of us experience anger and stress due to work-related concerns, relationship troubles or familial issues. According to the American Psychological Association, anger is a negative feeling state that is developed in response to perceived threats.
When anger is “experienced moderately and expressed assertively”, it may be less disruptive as compared to frequent and intense exposure.
During destruction therapy, the physical exertion is a cathartic experience as feel-good chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins are released, acting as anti-depressants which make us feel good.
Granted, there are no hard and fast rules for relieving stress, every individual experiences anger differently and how we choose to solve them is equally subjective. What is clear is that a habitual association with destruction whilst feeling anger would be detrimental to our mental and emotional health.
While the emotion has subsided, the source remains. Be it internal or external, it is crucial we look into it calmly.
Having a little entertainment wouldn’t kill you. After all, what’s life without a bit of fun. Kudos to “The Fragment Room” for having brought the idea into our lives here in hectic Singapore.
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