"The truth is, I had to stop primarily because it was killing me," Sullivan said Sunday night at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan.
"I spent a decade of my life, spending around seven hours a day in intimate conversation with around 70,000 to 100,000 people every day, " Sullivan said. "And inevitably, for those seven hours or more, I was not spending time with any actual human being, with a face and a body and a mind and a soul."It apparently never occurred to Sully (or the non-human "small editorial staff" who actually wrote his posts) that he could work five days a week, or less than seven hours a day.
But it's nice to see Sully admit that the readers who he was intimately conversing with -- without actual interaction -- lack minds and souls. At least they have that in common with Sully.
Update: Confidential to A.S.: Patient: "Doc, it hurts when I do this." Doctor: "Don't do that."