Popular Nigerian Comedian and Actor, AY Makun, has advised his colleagues to protect their mental health at all costs and avoid social media validations.
Taking to his Instagram account, the actor reminded them that those who loved them would not stop loving them simply because of hearsay.
According to him, it was wise to spend time connecting with friends and loved ones instead of trying to appeal to an online audience.
“It’s time to stop seeking validation from social media. No matter d truth or lies about u or your personality, those who love u will still love u. Save yourself from depression, protect your mental health. Connect, spend time, & build relationships with real people in your life.
We need to set boundaries and be mindful of what we share or partake on social media. Balance is key.This is a place where people fly with available information.
Bloggers will forever go with any information that brings them relevance and trends. There is no respect or empathy. People seem to think the more negative positions they take, the more relevant they become.
Some have become judges in issues they know little about and have through bad comments and lack of empathy, sent many to their graves. The search for validation is most often unhealthy because it gives people, especially strangers, too much power in determining one’s self-worth.”