Can You Just Sit There?

“You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away. The ability to just sit there … that’s being a person.” That quote comes from a person who is quickly become one of America’s foremost philosophers when it comes to critiquing the digital age: Louis CK. He made that comment as part of a predictably awesome appearance on Conan O’Brien’s show last night. Of course, he’s right. That said, there’s a decent chance you’ll be reading this, and watching him, on your cell phone at a time when you’d otherwise be just sitting there. Oh well, maybe you can try being a person later.

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