It’s not you. Commuting is bad for your health.




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It’s not you. Commuting is bad for your health.

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  1. I’m sorry but who the hell wants to live on Long Island. I mean really think about it. The only way to get in and out is to either go through the hellish highways in the city or to take a ferry. Taxes and property values are artificially inflated because of the public transportation which btw isn’t even all that good. LIRR is notoriously awful because of how slow the speed of the trains are and how it needs to go through miles of city to get to the other side of the city. If your commuting to penn station every day, might as well live in NJ.

  2. The average commute was 25-30min your commute was 2h30min (5 times as long). I would say you do live to far from where you work, unless you are happy, then continue! In the summers I use my motorcycle and commute for 30min single way. Sure it is only me and my thoughts but I consider it meditation as it is almost always a good time and I come home with a smile everyday.

  3. I commute an hour and 20 minutes to college in the NYC area…just to go to school. I don’t even get paid for my commute, in fact I pay to commute that much. Living out there isn’t even an option with the cost of living there.

  4. Commuting raises blood cortisol thus an increasing dependance on adrenal triggering drugs like coffee to help the body keep up with all the described effects. Connect the dots folks!

  5. lol if that were true i would be a fat ass, being i spend 16 hours of every day watching youtube, sitting on my ass, smoking 2 paks a day, dranking 2 liters of mt dew, still only weigh 115lbs. and 33 yo's

  6. As an european, the fact that you have to drive a car to commute by train is basically eldritch horror level of incomprehensible. I mean, public trasport is there so you DON'T HAVE TO use private transport. One form of public transport should synergise with the next, so you take a bus/tram/metro to a train station.

    In other words, if you have a car, you drive. If you use public transport you don't drive. Driving AND using public transport defeats the point of either. That's how it works in parts of the world that make sense.

  7. How about more investment in public transportation. Used to commute everyday in Shanghai for 3 years and never once had a delayed or cancelled train. Plus there is no competition. Amtrak runs the trains in the U.S., more or less, and probably one of the worst transportation companies in the modern world. If commutes are gonna keep getting longer than the infrastructure in the U.S. need to change drastically.

  8. 5hrs of commuting every day is INSANE. Even if you can do other stuff while traveling, it doesn't even compare to having free time. It's like working an extra 60% every day and not getting paid for it. It's 25hrs a week. 100hrs a month. Even if your commute was 1hr each way (which is still long from my perspective), you'd still have 60 more hours of free time a month. Do you have any idea what you could do with 60hrs? Man, you Americans are going crazy.

  9. TELECOMMUTING.
    Companies should give their employees the ability to work from home at least one day per week, if possible. Clear up the roads, reduce transportation costs and emissions, give the employees more time to rest.

  10. I can't believe you just tried to find a silver lining on commuting. You want to read? Why not read at home? Much better. And do you really want to keep working on the bus or on a crowded subway train?? I've done it. It's not nice. Besides, what about the extra hours you're not being paid for? That dog that you played with at the end, he or she spent the day alone. We stay long hours at work and then commuting.. it's just killing you, that's all.

  11. Okay, if commuting is bad, what is half the country supposed to do about it? It's not like we can quit our jobs and find something that doesn't require a commute. I'm working three jobs right now and each one requires a commute of half an hour ONE way on average.

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