“I started reading books again, and I was on vacation with my daughter and I read Pride and Prejudice.”

The comedian pulled out a hand-written note from his 10-year-old daughter and read it aloud: ”I’m really proud of you for cutting yourself off from the internet and reading an awesome book. I want you to know that what you did means a lot to me and I really enjoy seeing your pleasure in not constantly being on devices. Also, thanks for the trip to Mexico, I really needed that.”

Science supports the theory that cell phone usage could be harmful to relationships, and there’s evidence to support that there are additional health benefits from staying off screens, such as improved sleep and decreased stress.

It remains to be seen just how feasible it is for C.K., who recently created, financed and starred in a new web series available only on his own website, to last without the internet.

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