Veteran actor Richard Mofe-
Damijo (RMD) on Thursday advised
people searching for true love on
social media to be cautious so as not
to fall into the snare lies of `I love you`.
RMD in his Instagram page on the
social media said this advice was
necessary as the Valentine Season
usually celebrated on Feb.14 on an
annual basis draws closer.
The former Commissioner for
Culture and Tourism in Delta said that
he wanted to share his intellectual,
motivational and thoughtful insights
to guide appropriately those finding
love on the internet to guide them
against being jilted.
He said on his Instagram page, “
If I wasn’t the six foot, successful,
famous, good-looking RMD, will you
still love me?
“If not for the level of fame I have
achieved and the success tied to my
brand; will you still scream my name?
“If I was a middle-aged, gray
bearded, emaciated applicant hoping
to be your driver, will you give me a
second look?
“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 asked, not because I do not know
the answers but so that he that has
ears will hear and hopefully learn a
thing or may be, two, “he said.
He continued by saying, “In your
desire to be loved and accepted, it
is important to ask yourselves 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 stop trying to sit with
the cool kids, you are the cool kid.
Know this and elevate above the
clique mentality.
“This is really the truth, you only
gain attention because of what you are
achieving, “he said. (NAN)

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