Great NYT article on commuting’s emotional and physical cost

Originally published on my Psychology Today blog.

This article in today’s New York Times, Commuting’s Hidden Cost, resonated with me and spoke to an issue that has received a criminally low amount of discussion in recent years. It’s a well-written indictment of our country’s commuting trend and a chilling look at the emotional and physical toll it takes on those who do it every day. I highly recommend reading it and, more importantly, reflecting on it. Is this what we want in our fleeting lives?

This subject deserves much more attention, and next week I’ll be blogging on the subject for Psychology Today at my regular blog “The Modern Time Crunch” (

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