There is a world where everything is possible. People flex in cars and houses that they haven’t got keys to, people have photos with world class celebrities they have never met, people live in one country but work in another country when they don’t even own a travel passport etc. funny right? What is this world and why are people doing all they can to survive in it??
Social media is the world i’m talking about but before we go into details, let’s educate ourselves what it is. Social media are interactive Web 2.0 Internet-based applications. They are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks. With this little definition above, social media are great networking and business tools but the reality is different.
In recent times, all we see on social media are people flaunting their wealth (not a bad idea), butt, nudity, private jet life and the worst part is people bringing their hatred and fights into this virtual world. Can we face reality for a second??
Dear ladies and gentlemen, do you all remember when a Hollywood music star Bow Wow was caught up in his lies about travelling in a private jet to New York on instagram by a follower who was actually on the same plane with him?
Not too long ago Nigerian nollywood screen goddess Oge Okoye found herself in hot waters when her fans and the world got to know the puppies she was claiming on instagram were actually that of Hollywood actress Kenya Moore.
The last but not the least is when Nana Aba Anamoah, the beautiful Ghanaian news anchor and TV presenter got fired for allegedly lying on social media with a photo-shopped image that she was present at Old Trafford in London for Manchester united match.
What do these classical examples depict? Half of the life and luxury we envy on social media does not exist because if celebrities can fake what is not there just for likes, followers and comments, how much more the ordinary people?
Learn to put your values first, set some positive goals in life, put in hard work and achieve them diligently to get the attention you want in reality and on social media. Don’t use what u see on social media as a benchmark for your life…….that world does not exist.
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