Ready Player One
How we cite our quotes:
The hour or so after I woke up was my least favorite part of each day, because I spent it in the real world. (19.35)
Okay, we get it. Wade hates the real world. Maybe if he hung up a poster or something, his spartan apartment wouldn't be such a miserable place. But really: is virtual reality a good way to handle one's dissatisfaction with their lot in life? Sure, he may be wearing a haptic suit, but isn't he still actually sitting in a trailer park?