Famous Actress, Bimbo Akintola has given advise against the impact of social media. She says social media is filled with people living fake lives.
The actress said that even though social media has numerous positive sides, it can also have an impact on people’s lives negatively.
She then proceeded by advising Nigerian youths to not be swayed by what they see on the internet or social media platforms.
She further explained that lots of people only share the fascinating parts of their lives, therefore deceiving the youths into believing they have perfect lives.
The 42-year-old said most youths have allowed themselves to be pressured into living fake lives by what they expose themselves to on social media.
She advised the youths not to be carried away by what they see on social media. Most people on social media only show the best parts of their lives. These people tend to mislead other people, thereby forcing them into living fake lives.
She explained that:
“The first thing people need to remind themselves of is that it is not everything they see on social media that is real.
“A lot of people only show the sweet sides of their lives on social media, and those who look at such do not always know that there is a sour side too.
“As far as I am concerned, social media only portrays one side of the story and not the reality of life itself and that is why I fear it so much.
“Young people must be careful not to allow social media to pressure them into leading fake lives.”
Speaking on how she had managed to keep her good looks in spite of her age, she said:
“For me, I believe maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the secret behind my looks.
“I don’t joke with exercise and rest. This has helped me to maintain my figure and the way I generally appear.”
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