Jabs about how we can't stop checking our phones are incredibly common, but that doesn't stop comedian Louis C.K. from having some hilarious, if not sad insight as to why we do it. Hint: it's not because we're happy and fulfilled.

Put that way, it's easy to see, as Louis C.K. points out on Conan, why we'd do things like put our own lives in danger by texting and driving—being alone is hard, man! We don't want to deal with that stuff if we can avoid it at all times, which is exactly what cell phones let us do. But, if we're willing to brave it? Maybe, just maybe, we'll find something there. Or at least, Louis C.K. does.