Unplugged From Social Media and Loving It: Doug Calls From North Carolina

If Doc and Skip, who filled in for Glenn Tuesday on The Glenn Beck Program, were not in the broadcast business, would they even have social media accounts?

"Oh, no. Definitely not," Skip said.

"If I did not, I would not use Facebook. Nothing wrong with it. It's a fine platform. I get what it is. I know why people like it. It has its benefits. I just don't have time for it," Doc added.

"Facebook is, I think generally speaking, just a waste of time. Like it's completely designed just to suck up your time," Skip said.

Doug, who called into the program from North Carolina, couldn't agree more.

"I just turned it all off. When the wife and I retired and moved to the middle of North Carolina, I got rid of the smartphone, the iPad, don't do Facebook, don't do Instagram," Doug said.

Exactly how is Doug getting his fix of cat pictures and memes now that he's unplugged?

"I'm going through my withdrawals. It's starting to wear off," Doug said.

Doc wondered if Doug had randomly visited websites for cat pictures or gone to pet stores to fill the void. Instead, Doug has taken up a time-honored pastime --- reading books, real books.

"Wait, with paper? Like the printed on paper things?" Skip asked.

Doug pointed out that if you lose your page while reading an actual book, you can easily find where you left off without scrolling through pages on a device.

So, the real question is, does Doug miss being "connected?"

"Don't miss it at all. And to be honest with you, never did miss it when we turned it all off either. We found out that we had a lot less stress, a lot more time to relax, a lot more time to associate with neighbors and friends. And . . . I love it," Doug said.

Listen to this segment beginning at mark 1:06:10 from The Glenn Beck Program:

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