Louis C.K. Hates Cell Phones

At the risk of overplaying the point, please allow me to step aside and make way for the Circus King himself, the great and incomparable Louis C.K.  (If you haven’t seen this one you are missing out.)

Louis C.K. Hates Cell Phones [4mins, 50secs]:


“No, let your kid go and be a better example!  …Just because the other kids have phones doesn’t mean ok my kid has to… otherwise she’ll feel weird.”


“You need to build the ability to just be yourself and not be doing something else.  That’s what the phones are taking away.  The ability to just sit there.  Like this.   That’s being a ‘person.'”


“You know underneath everything in your life there’s that thing.  That empty.  That forever empty.  You know what I’m talking about?   Yes.  That knowledge that it’s all for nothing and you’re alone.  You know it’s down there.  And sometimes when things clear away, you’re not watching anything and you’re in your car and you start going, ‘Oh no, here it comes… that I am alone,’ it starts to visit on you.  You know, this sadness.  Life is tremendously sad, by… being in it.  And then you go, ‘Ahhhh!’ That’s why we text and drive!  I look around and pretty much 100% of people driving are texting and they’re killing.  Everybody’s murdering each other with their cars.  But people are willing to risk taking a life and ruining their own, because they don’t want to be alone for a second.  Because it’s so hard.”

“…You never feel completely sad or completely happy.  You just feel *kinda* satisfied with your product, and then you die.  So, that’s why I don’t want to get a phone for my kids.”

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