Right now, many people are existing in an age of isolation and celebrities like Billie Eilish are no different. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), many people across the country (and in many other parts of the world) are under orders to stay at home or shelter-in-place. Even those who are essential workers and must go out to perform their jobs are still being urged to practice social distancing whenever possible.
Being in indefinite isolation has taken some getting used to for many people. Celebrities, in particular, seem not to know what to do with themselves and continuously put their foot in their mouths. But, even though Eilish is young in age (the “Ocean Eyes” singer is only 18) she seems to be faring pretty well with the restriction. In fact, the Grammy Award winner even alluded that the forced downtime has been good for her.
Billie Eilish is getting her first true break in ages
In a recent interview with British Vogue, Eilish revealed that she’s spent her time in quarantine adopting puppies. Other than the puppies, she seems to be enjoying her time in solitude. Having worked on her career from an extremely young age, this is likely the first true down-time that she has experienced in years.
The ‘bad guy’ singer is enjoying her time alone
“It sounds so introverted and, like, loner-ish, but [I’m] really enjoying being alone. It’s been nice. I feel like everybody on the internet has been talking about [how] they’ve been on FaceTime all day long with their friends, and I have this feeling of like, I love my friends, I can’t wait to see them, I do miss them a lot, but at the same time I’m good being alone. I like being alone. I haven’t had this time off since I was like 12!” Eilish shared with the magazine.
How Eilish thinks people will react post-isolation
Eilish also shared her thoughts about how she expected people to react once we are allowed to move freely about the world. Though young in age, Eilish gave a response that was seemingly wise beyond her years. She expressed her opinion that humans have an almost dogmatic propensity to take things for granted once they have full access to it. She shared that she believed that people would have deep joy and gratitude for their newfound freedom, but it would be short-lived.
“It’s the way humans are made, you miss something so bad once you don’t have it, you never think about it when you have it and when it’s gone, it’s like, ‘Oh my God.’ Then when it comes back, [you] fall right back into that place of ‘I’ll have this for the rest of my life, I don’t have to worry about it being gone,’” the “bury a friend” artist added.
Practicing gratitude in an age of taking things for granted
Eilish concluded that she was going to try her best to remember this time when things returned to normal, but she wasn’t sure how she’d respond in the future. “Everybody knows that you can lose anything at any time, but we never thought we would lose seeing our friends, and going out and having fun. So hopefully people keep it in their minds. I’m going to try my hardest. I don’t know if I’ll be able to because obviously I’m human like everybody else, but I’ll try my hardest to be so grateful to be around people and socializing again. But it’s crazy — I hope we all just take it in more.”