Life in the big city is tough. You have to carve out your own space where ever you can find it. When I saw these two men in the New York City subway station, seemingly unaware of each other, I realized how much I enjoy the relative freedom, space, and unhurried pace of my little home town.
Of course, it all comes down to what you are accustomed to in your life.
They both seem perfectly comfortable with their situation. I would much rather be sitting at home, with my feet up, in my jams with my morning coffee and paper.