Ansari also has an answer for the question how will get up-to-date without the internet
Indian American comedian and actor Aziz Ansari revealed the reason for why he never posts on Instagram and other social media sites and said that he deleted all social media apps from the phone and completely gave up the internet.
In an interview withÂ GQ, the Master of None creator answered a question about taking an Internet hiatus saying that the obsession with â€œseeing a new thingâ€ had become an addiction.
â€œWhenever you check for a new post on Instagram or whenever you go on The New York Times to see if thereâ€™s a new thing, itâ€™s not even about the content,â€ he told the magazine. â€œItâ€™s just about seeing a new thing. You get addicted to that feeling.Â Youâ€™re not going to be able to control yourself. So the only way to fight that is to take yourself out of the equation and remove all these things.â€
Ansari also has an answer for the question how will get up-to-date without using the help of the internet.
â€œI donâ€™t think me reading the news is helping anything. I think itâ€™s hurting me. Itâ€™s putting me in a bad state of mind. And I could see how someone could hear that about me and be like, â€˜Oh, youâ€™re ignoring whatâ€™s happening in the worldâ€™s cause you donâ€™t want negativity in your head. That seems very selfishâ€™. Maybe it is. I donâ€™t know. Itâ€™s not like I was reading it and then, like, immediately taking action in a way that was helping to fix problems. I can still cut checks without reading the articles,â€ he told GQ.
He said he is reading a book instead of surfing the internet for hours in the nights.
â€œItâ€™s better to just sit and be in your own head for a minute. I wanted to stop that thing where I get home and look at websites for an hour and a half, checking to see if thereâ€™s a new thing. And read a book instead,â€ he said adding that, â€œIâ€™ve been doing it for a couple of months, and itâ€™s worked. Iâ€™m reading, like three books right now. Iâ€™m putting something in my mind. It feels so much better than just reading the Internet and not remembering anything.â€