Items tagged modernity

It's becoming a cliche these days to talk about the overwhelming pace of life, the combination of stress, overwork and information overload that assaults us every day, but sometimes we all need to slow down.
I’ve never understood why so many people default to taking the lift. I’ve worked with dozens of people who pay good money to go to the gym, and then take the lift when they get to the office. There’s some free exercise right there waiting for them, but for some reason they would rather stand around waiting for a metal box where they can stand around making awkward small talk and bad jokes about the maximum number of people who fit in the lift. And don't get me started on people who take the lift for one floor...