‘Huge deal for me’: Billie Eilish has deleted all social media apps from her phone
Social media has taken over every aspect of our being and plays a significant role in our lives. However, despite all its advantages, social media apps can make you extremely “faithful,” says singer Billie Eilish, who has had a complicated relationship with the Internet. Opening about the same Conan O’Brien needs a friend podcast, the Grammy winner revealed that she deleted all social media apps from her phone.
“I don’t look at it anymore. I deleted it all from my phone, which is a big deal for me. Because dude, you didn’t have it Internet growing up,” the 21-year-old said, adding how the internet seeped into her life as she grew up. “I feel like I grew up in the perfect age of the internet, when there wasn’t enough internet to not have it childhood. I really had that kind of childhood and I was always doing something. It was like computers and games on computers, but barely.”
He continued: “And then when I became a teenager, there were iPhones, and then I got a little bit older, I had all these things, but being a teenager and teen-age they were my people on the internet, and I was one of them.”
As the singer rose to fame, Eilish he found himself reeling from whatever was written or said about him. “I’m a person who uses the Internet… And slowly, the videos I watch and the things I see on the Internet, for example, are about me. I’m like, “Wow, that stinks.” I do not like it. Another thing that amazes me about the internet is how gullible it is. Anything I read on the internet I guess. Me. I know for a fact that this is stupid and I shouldn’t do this because I have proof that it is not true; almost nothing is true.”
He then revealed that he once watched a video of himself social media in which the person defamed him without his personal knowledge. “She was like, ‘Billie Eilish is a terrible person.’ And then there was a very serious video about why. The person seemed to be in the right place and all these things were said. I said, “Jesus, wow.” It’s such a crazy reality that I live in. I’m like, “This is my face. This is my name. This is me. Oh, interesting. OKAY. All right’.”
He added: “They know these strong statements are right, somehow they know someone told them. God came down and said, “This is the truth Billie and you know that for sure. You don’t know him, but you know it’s the truth and you have to tell everyone and everyone will believe it.”
The singer shared that sometimes she sees photos of herself on social media that don’t clearly show what she was doing at the time, which makes her wonder how much of the information on the internet is actually true. “It’s such a little lie, but I’m like, ‘Why would you even lie about that?’ It’s just really weird, and afterwards it makes me feel like, “Wow, what a lie I’ve been reading when I’ve been looking on the internet for years?” he said in the show. podcast.
Talking about these aspects of social media, Drisha Dey, a consultant psychologist in Kolkata, said that social media tends to perpetuate the idea that what we have or who we are never reaches the goal. grass it’s always greener on the other side. “It makes us constantly strive for more while comparing ourselves to others. The problem lies in the fact that the goalpost is forever getting further and further away from us,” he explained.
The expert added that we live in an age of connectivity, but we have never felt so disconnected. “Objectively, it should have facilitated the easy presentation of our thoughts. In fact, we’ve gotten so caught up in group vs. groupism that we don’t know how to maintain it. relationships while disagreeing with the other person and seeking healthy dispute and conflict resolution. Either they belong to us or they are deleted. Historically, when we avoid scrutiny, the results tend to be dire.”
Adding to this, Shinjini Deb, a clinical psychologist in Kolkata, shared that the aimless use of social media often leads to believing things that may not be 100 percent true. “For many, it acts as a place of escape where they want to give voice to their preferred reality. Therefore, it enters a confusing space with high expectations. While they voice what they want and put effort into building an idea and develop programs to create awareness, on the other hand, there are people who are not really sure what kind of personality they want to project. That’s where the trolling begins. Trolling is one such method of communication that affects people more negatively in countless ways. It makes you believe the worst about yourself while discounting your abilities,” he explained.
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