Myth: You can easily take care of a child/dog/plant
Truth: The idea that you have the freedom to be responsible for another human is a pretty lie. Even managing the needs of a canine's urinary system can be too much to handle if you're working on a deadline. Don't be seduced by a child or cute animal, settle for a succulent. And even then, expect it to die.
Myth: You don't get lonely
Truth: With such a wonderful sound system and television and sunlit patio, it seems like a home-office worker would be content to exist as a happily entertained island of his or her own. The reality is that spending eight hours without seeing another person takes a serious toll on your emotional well-being and ability to converse with other humans.
Myth: You're always down to hang out
Truth: Just because there isn't a manager over your shoulder doesn't mean that you can have a beer and go skateboarding on a Wednesday afternoon. Maybe a little Yoshi's Island though?
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Dan Gentile is a staff writer at Thrillist. He has worked at home for nearly six years now and has somehow managed to keep a dog alive. But at the expense of many succulents. Follow him to Yoshi's Island at @Dannosphere.