Commuting is not a necessary hell
The world average for commuting is 40 minutes a day. In the UK, the figure is 54 minutes; in Bangkok up to 8 hours. In fact, we spend a year of our lives getting to and from work. That’s a whole year of staring gloomily out a rain-spattered window watching our childhood dreams speed by. Part of the joy of taking a sick day is remembering that it takes just a few seconds to get from the bed to the wine rack. The masters of tomorrow’s universe will be making deals before even putting on their underpants, not after an hour nuzzled against a stranger’s armpit on the subway.