Forever empty

Louis C.K. is forever empty. It’s an interesting bit that talks about loneliness and sadness and how we use technology to “overcome” them, but in ways that actually lessen our ability to feel happiness and joy.

And the emptiness he expresses (we are forever empty) lacks hope. That produces some sadness.

The other insight that intrigued me was that personal insults (because kids are mean they all do it, he says) are somewhat self-correcting because we see the result. Online insults, we only get the rush of the insult since we don’t really see the impact. Humor (especially the kind that edges toward mean) only works in trusting relationships. And as we relate impersonally, we may lose some of the ability to discern when it’s appropriate.


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