I am spending my life in silence (since my stereo speakers finally kicked the bucket). It is a deafening silence, without the office clatter of your co-workers or the occasional eruption from my boss in the next cube.
Its hard to connect. Its hard to make isolation-burg a home when all your connections are 2 hours west, over a mountain pass.
There needs to be some balance of personal life vs. work life. But, my personal life is becoming too personal for me.