I get in my car, turn on the music. It drowns out the outside noises.

I get out of the car, iPod plugged into my ears.

I step into the elevator. The one other person is on a conference call, I am still listening to music.

We stop on floor 1. Another person gets on, fidgeting with their sunglasses – anything to avoid eye contact or god forbid, speaking to anyone.

I get off on floor 3, and round the corner to my office. I will be here all day. I will listen to music, participate in meetings, and will not see a single person all day.

Wow, that is depressing. When did we all become so opposed to speaking to others, reaching out, making friends, engaging in small-talk? When did we all so willingly start isolating ourselves?