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Fakeness, vanity influencing the vulnerable

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

Nowadays, people are being influenced less by religion and selflessness and more by vanity and celebrities. What is not clear to the youth is that most of these celebrities are either on depression medications or dealing with their problems with some negativity.

Young boys who grow up without fathers will often seek to fill the void by following, and trying their best, to imitate the most immoral, or in their eyes, masculine man that everyone knows. Likewise, young girls will often fall prey to the influence of some so-called powerful women, only to end up being used and disposed of in their relationships.

Most relationships seem to be no longer based on family and love, but greed and narcissism.

The values that were once admired are now being laughed at. Many things that would not be acceptable years ago are now becoming the norm.

We need right value systems in the society so it can progress in a meaningful way.

DAMALIO POWELL

damalio101@gmail.com