• Woody Harrelson is a unique celeb
  • He doesn't like cell phones one bit
  • THIS is why

We live in a world where cell phones are as ubiquitous as the air we breathe, Hollywood A-lister Woody Harrelson takes a stand that's as refreshing as it is radical. Eschewing the digital tether, Harrelson shares his candid thoughts on why he's decided to live life off the cellular grid. 

Woody's stance

In an era dominated by smartphones, where the average person checks their device 58 times a day, Woody Harrelson is a breath of fresh air with his bold stance against the digital leash. On the 'Where Everybody Knows Your Name' podcast, co-host Ted Danson spills the beans: Harrelson doesn't own a cell phone!

Harrelson's reason for ditching the device?

"Well, I just don't like to have, you know, to be readily available to any human being at any time…Plus, that's not the reason. I like to be in touch with people in a way, but I don't like the appendage on my appendage. You know, I made a thing where I'm like, 'Okay, I'm gonna set a two-hour limit on my phone,' because this is, I've given it up now three, three and a half years."

"But back then I was like, 'Okay, I'm going to set this limit. Two hours.' It's like 9:30. You know, I've already hit my limit at 9:30. So, I woke up, and I've been on it two hours already because, cuz you know how it can just keep going and going."

Harrelson tried setting a two-hour daily limit on his phone use, only to find himself hitting the limit by breakfast. "It's like 9:30... I've already hit my limit," he shares, highlighting the addictive nature of these devices.

A Call for Digital Detox?

The actor reflects on the downsides of being perpetually plugged in. The incessant buzzing, the expectation to be always on call—it's enough to drive anyone to seek solace in silence. Harrelson's experience resonates with many who feel overwhelmed by the constant connectivity.

"The phone just doesn't stop buzzing," he laments, voicing a sentiment many share but few have the courage to act on.

Harrelson's stand against cell phones isn't just a personal preference; it's a powerful statement on the impact of technology on our lives. As we navigate the digital age, his choice prompts us to question our own digital dependencies. Are we masters of our devices, or have we become their servants?

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Harrelson's digital detox has sparked a conversation worth having. What's your take on the cell phone culture?

Have you ever considered a break from the digital world? Share your thoughts and join the debate on how we can find balance in a connected world.