Louis C.K. went on Conan last night and talked about why he won’t give his kids cell phones.
A brief transcript:
You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away, is the ability to just sit there. That’s being a person. Because underneath everything in your life there is that thing, that empty—forever empty. That knowledge that it’s all for nothing and that you’re alone. It’s down there.
But does reaching for the phone in times of sadness make the sadness go away? Louis C.K. admits:
I started to get that sad feeling and reached for my phone, but I thought ‘don’t’ — just be sad, let it hit you like a truck. I pulled over and I just cried like a bitch, it was beautiful. Sadness is poetic.
All this to say: I am reminded of this powerful video that went viral recently, “I Forgot my Phone”:
Sometimes we need to take a break from our phones. Have a great weekend, everyone.