The huge popularity of delivery companies can legitimately be considered a striking characteristic of modern times in industrial societies. In my discussion, I want to incorporate the delivery phenomenon in a more broad discussion of reducing social life to the house space. As for me, it is tough to formulate a definite answer to the question of whether the trend of bringing people to their houses is good or bad. On the one hand, instant and remote access to any kind of service help people concentrate on their professional occupation and leisure time (Dsouza & Sharma, 2021). Chareonwongsak (2002) outlines that “people can access, via the Internet, the resources of many of the world’s major libraries, as well as banks, movies, and bookstores” (p. 199). In such a way, any person can have connections with many cultures and languages without distractions by having stable Internet connections.
On the other hand, the highly increased time spent in houses with the regular use of delivery services brings health and social problems. Firstly, Agarwal et al. (2021) indicated that during the COVID-19 pandemic, Singaporeans started to eat more fried and less healthy food. Although the authors do not propose a theory for these findings, increased stress and anxiety can explain such a tendency. Secondly, people lose communication culture while going out for lunch with friends or colleagues. For example, people in the realities of Singapore can feel loneliness, always eating alone in the silence of a room.
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