The World of Cubicles (Musing)
We all live in the world of cubicles. I used to wonder upon returning to Singapore a while back from my years of studying overseas and wondered to myself as to where did all the Singaporeans disappeared to. I soon realised that answer to my poorly thought out question that they were all around in reality, just that they only existed during rush hours to work and from work.
We have all “disappeared”, albeit into cubicles island-wide.
That seems to be the lifestyle design that we have chosen for ourselves the moment that we enter into the workforce. At least for the majority of us that is. It seems that this is the choice that we have all somehow decided was the best route to take while we decide what we want to do with the rest of our working careers.
Soon after taking on the cubicle life, we start our emailing campaigns to the world and to each other. I can almost imagine going to work in a cubicle and writing an email to another person in another cubicle. That seems to be the lifestyle that we design for ourselves. I am just wondering if this is what work should be like. I am not complaining though, just thinking about what we would do if we weren’t bound by our cubicles.
Would our lives be a lot more interesting or would it be the same? Just that we are bound somewhere else in another cubicle like location. If we were to consider working from a remote location, would that mean we would have a better quality of life? Would we get to enjoy the Singapore that our forefathers built for us to enjoy, or will we mostly see it in the wee hours of the morning (to avoid the rush hour crunch) and the twilight of sundown (to also avoid the rush hour crunch).