Veteran actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, has advised that people should stop searching for love on social media, as true love cannot be found on such platforms.
The former Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in an Instagram post said true love cannot be determined by the number of likes and hype one gets on social media.
He encouraged people to learn to keep their private life private and rise above the ‘clique mentality.’
“If I was a half-literate Warri boy who said ‘Nyam’ instead of ‘yam,’ “Shorsh” instead of ‘church’ and “I chock” instead of “I was shocked,” will you not mock and laugh at my speech? If I as RMD, fell on hard times, lost my fame and fortune, became helpless and hopeless, will you show any sympathy?
“I ask, not because I do not know the answers but so that he that has ears will hear and hopefully learn a thing or maybe, two. In your desire to be loved and accepted, it is important to ask ourselves how much of the love and admiration thrown at you are genuine. Know that many do not love you, they love the idea of you. It is the same people who sing your praises when you’re up, that tear you apart when you stumble, and stomp on you when you fall.
“Don’t let the number of followers you have, the likes and comments on your pictures or the hype fool you, one wrong move and the vultures will swoop down to feast. This is why I appreciate the love but stay super selective when it comes to letting people in. I keep my circle small, in fact, very small.
“I keep my private life, private and thank God for the grace to also keep my public life private. Don’t put yourself out there and start crying foul when it blows up in your face and hey, stop trying to sit with the cool kids, you are the cool kid!!! Know this and elevate above the clique mentality.”