Getting Nowhere By Going Somewhere?

I commute. Every day. Two hours to work. Two hours home. Many people say it’s crazy. But there are thousands of us who do it every day, so mass transit may be a form of mass delusion.

Alois Stutzer of the University of Zurich’s Institute for Empirical Research in Economics says “Commuting is a stress that doesn’t pay off.” To add injury to insult, Business Week adds “Commuting is also associated with raised blood pressure, musculoskeletal disorders, increased hostility, lateness, absenteeism, and adverse effects on cognitive performance.”

Maybe we’re just too sick and tired to get sick and tired of commuting. Or maybe we’ve learned that we can adapt to anything and make the best out of any circumstance life throws our way.

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