Some people have really intricate minds and I love hearing about their views and opinions on everything, Matthew Healy is one of them. He understands what it is to be human and he inspires me to continue being that way, too.
I think I kind of want to take my art now in the direction of the fact that essentially, we’re all living through social media, never coming up for air. Everyone’s glued to their phones worrying about how many likes and followers they can get on things that don’t even exist in the real world. The world we’re living in isn’t even real because the internet isn’t real. If it shut down today that would be it, and all this time you’ve wasted would be for nothing. Everyone feels so dull and boring, everyone feels the same. Everyone looks the same way and says the same things and no one wants to be real or honest or emotional because what a huge meme that would be and how uncool would it be to actually show the world you’re a real person. I feel like I’m living in a simulation where everyone is a robot and I’m the only person with the ability to cry anymore. Like hello, are you real?? Is anyone actually inside that mind of yours? Do you feel things the way I do or are you numb? You’re talking but you’re not saying anything and I don’t know why. I worry that I don’t connect with people anymore but for once in my life I don’t think I’m the problem. It’s weird. It’s crazy. I don’t understand it and maybe I never will. It’s a lifetime you’ll never get back because you never lived in the moment and allowed yourself to feel something, you just sat on Instagram hoping your newest selfie would reach 100 likes, but at the end of the day you’re still empty.
Are you made of stardust, or pixels?
We’re all lost, and you’re looking in the wrong places to find yourself.