if you want to let the happy in, you have to let the sad out

Wouldn’t usually expect my quest toward “enlightenment” to be helped along by Louis CK; but if you can get past the (beeped out)(implied) vulgarity, he actually makes a beautiful point.

Unfortunately for Only Daughter, it reinforces my belief that she doesn’t need a cell phone until she’s driving. Only now I have a better argument for it: you need to be able to see how someone reacts to something you say to learn empathy. You don’t learn that on facebook, or texting, or snapchat, or instagram. You learn that by looking someone in the face and talking to them.

 

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2 thoughts on “if you want to let the happy in, you have to let the sad out

  1. I agree that full communication requires looking into someone’s eyes. And good relationships need full communication. (But a cell phone is less and less for interpersonal communication, isn’t it? It’s for games, music, looking at pictures of desirable things, receiving messages from your family in a way that avoids real communication, getting information, peer group status, wake-up alarms, appointment reminders, etc.)

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