Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Commuting most likely to dampen happiness, says Brooks

In his op/ed column in The New York Times David Brooks reports that "The daily activity most injurious to happiness is commuting."

No surprise there, I thought to myself while reading the column and looking outside the MARC train at a dreary Tuesday morning.

But don't get too glum my fellow MARC riders, Brooks also reports a fix to brighten up your workweek.

"The daily activities most associated with happiness are sex, socializing after work and having dinner with others. "


  1. Brooks has a point, but I would counter that commuting by rail, on the whole, is much less "injurious to happiness" than driving.

  2. I would agree, wonder if there's any polling out there...

  3. Another awesome commute this morning .

    The 715AM out of Penn Station was 40 minute late AND added a stop at Odenton. The 740AM was running 15 minutes late and making all stops.

    I paid $21 to get on Amtrak #151, which was only 10 minutes late.