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People In New York Can Now Let Their Anger Out By Punching These Bags





A design studio named ‘donttakethisthewrongway’ (dtttww) had something bizarre to contribute to the New York City Design Week 2019_ a set of bright yellow public punching bags, boxing-style. Describing each of these bags as “a healthy place for frustrations”, dtttww has also notched up their sense of creativity by adding a warning to the public in the words “(use at your own risk)”.

 Based in the Savannah, Georgia, the design studio installed these punching bags on the street poles of Chelsea, Washington Square Park, and Soho, only days before NYCxDESIGN was scheduled to begin. This was followed by an invitation to the design week visitors and other New Yorkers to release their anger and frustrations in the “safe, communal space” provided by the punching bags.

So when you come to think of it, this contribution of dtttww’s wasn’t only bizarre, after all. It was thoughtful and came in handy, too. As said by donttakethisthewrongway, punching bags such as these are sure to get and feel useful when you find yourself in what they term “slippery situations”.

Whether it’s the pollution, the rush hour, a huge rent payment, an irritating neighbor, or a too-demanding boss, everyone has his or her struggles. And instead of venting all the anger out on your friends, family members, or your office colleagues, your frustrations have got a unique opportunity for a unique release_ what can be better than letting it all out using the public punching bags?.

Imagine yourself as Rocky in the boxing ring, and your troubles as your opponents. People can take out all their pent-up frustrations on these ‘cathartic public punching bags’ for free and punch their way to bliss! During the NYCxDESIGN event, these bags received a happy welcome from New Yorkers, accompanied with left hooks and upper cuts, according to the design studio.

No wonder, as according to a report by the New York Times, worry, stress, and anger in the United States have increased to the highest levels in a decade. Indeed, surveys have also shown that among the most stressed-out people in the world, Americans have found themselves a place. Before the survey was conducted, 35% of global participants stated that they experienced stress and tension for most of the day, while 55% of adults in the U.S. had the same thing to say. This resulted in a tie between the U.S. and Greece, which has been reported as sheltering the world’s most stressed-out citizens ever since 2012.

In the same way, only 39% of global respondents said that they had been worried a lot the day before the survey was conducted, as compared to an average of 45% adults in the United States. This includes New York City, considering all the traffic and its challenges that the people have to face every single day while leading such hectic lives.

So there’s no way you can deny that these public punching bags are an excellent idea. Why wasn’t this thought of sooner? Thank you anyway, dtttww!


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