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Five Minutes in Your Own Rage Room

You may have heard of Escape Rooms, where a group of people are trapped in a room and have to solve puzzles to open the door back up. But Shawn Baker had another idea for a "room." She calls them "Rage Rooms." Baker's company, Tantrums LLC, is a place "… where her frustrated clients come and blow off steam with the help of a baseball bat and some inanimate objects."

These rage rooms are becoming a growing trend in America. There are so many angry people in America, but they don't know how to get rid of their anger. "Baker regularly advises clients on the best way to smash a TV (lead pipe or sledgehammer are decent choices; baseball bat or golf club are classic alternatives)." The slogan for Baker's company is "Relaxation after devastation." A five-minute session will cost you $25. But as The Guardian story says, even though these "[f]acilities across the US are offering angry people the chance to smash things to their heart's delight—experts warn that any satisfaction is only temporary." Todd Kashdan, a clinical psychology professor at George Mason University, "doubts that 'destructotherapy' is a genuinely useful form of anger management because it does not solve underlying issues."

Possible Preaching Angle:

I do know of one Person who can solve those underlying issues and it doesn't take smashing a TV to find him.


Tom Dart, “'They're here for therapy': Houston's 'rage room' a smash as economy struggles,” The Guardian (5-24-16); Wikipedia, “Escape Room”

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