In times of crisis, it’s natural for people to turn to technology for comfort and connection. And yet, ironically, it’s during these same times that we can feel most disconnected from one another. While the internet can be a great way to stay connected with friends, it often doesn’t provide the same level of connection or closeness as in-person interactions. In fact, research has shown that spending too much time on social media can actually lead to feelings of loneliness.
Erica Manzoli wrote My Best Friend Is My Therapist about her experiences with social isolation during the pandemic. She shares her story of losing friends and contact with the outside world, and how Zoom became her only form of connection. In order to speak to someone else, she needed to schedule regular digital appointments with her therapist.
My Best Friend Is My Therapist provides an adequate explanation of the importance of human contact. Essentially, the lyrics explore the difficulty of trying to navigate things like love and friendships entirely through our phones. Lockdown wasn’t easy and it had a significant impact on our lives. Hopefully, the future will bring us more happiness.