The Art of Showing Off! however Celebrities With Low Self-Image Ridicule Themselves on-line By Tony Ogunlowo

It’s the in-thing now: if you have got it you want to flaunt it – your wealth, status, possessions – within the most public method attainable.

In this new age of on-line social media it’s not uncommon to ascertain celebrities – and wannabes – flaunting their wealth on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and alternative platforms a lot of to the annoyance, and envy, of others.

Showing off has currently become AN kind with every mindless individual {trying|making AN attempt|attempting} to outshine everyone else with their material possessions; whether or not they be Floyd Mayweather or an overpaid jock showing off their exotic automobile assortment, Davido bragging concerning defrayal 1,000,000 greenbacks in 3 months on luxury merchandise or Kim Kardashian showing off her diamond rings (sic – and that we all grasp what happened to her in Paris!).

Even bit-part Nollywood actresses, socialites and musicians area unit busy flaunting their designer purses (- typically fakes!), flashy expensive cars and houses. Some take showing off to a ridiculous new level – sitting with Brobdingnagian wads of money, laundry their hands with champagne or sporting multi-million dollar watches!

All this showing off attempting to mention you’re at an advantage than consequent person simply says one factor concerning the individual – insecurity!

Many can argue that it’s the culture of our folks to indicate off what they need however I disagree; any insecure person feels the requirement to be seen and referred to as they need no alternative method of ascertaining themselves. and therefore the best method for them to announce to the planet that they need ‘arrived’ is to indicate off all their materially possessions.

Not solely is that this stupid and immature it additionally attracts plenty of unwanted attention from those that don’t have, creating them at risk of being robbed or kidnaped.

Most you blow their own horns your wealth?

If you have got the great fortune to become in and flush keep it to yourself. Showing off and rubbing peoples’ noses in it’s not necessarily a decent thing and might transport the incorrect message to plenty of impressionable people out there who want to possess what you’ve got without setting up the hassle.

Hence the reason why the crime rate is always high as people steal, kidnap and rob to get instant wealth they can show off. It’s strange that you’ll never see people like Bill Gates or Aliko Dangote showing off their wealth.

A quick peek at richkidsnaija on Instagram will show you how ridiculous it’s become: people in houses with gold-plated furniture – even toilets! (- why do you need a gold-plated toilet?) people posing beside private planes and expensive cars whilst carrying shopping bags bearing well-known labels from Versace, Gucci, Hermes and Louis Vuitton, showing off expensive watches and jewellery.

(Why spend over a $100,000 on a watch that can only tell the time and do nothing else?). And that’s not forgetting the big high society ‘Owambe’ parties where the crème de la crème go to spray dollars, euros and pounds (- sorry naira holders keep your money in your pocket).

Nobody needs to know how wealthy you are especially in a country where half of the population can’t afford a single square meal a day.

“..The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied…” – Lucretius

But the foremost attention-grabbing cluster of exhibitionists area unit the wannabes WHO can’t even afford to exhibitionist. In a trial to exhibitionist, they deck themselves in pretend designer garments and shoes, clutching the newest iPhone and iPad dissembling they’re wealthy before slinking off to their nondescript boys’ quarters or rooms within the ghettos.

Some even cause for photos besides alternative people’s huge cars dissembling it belongs to them. what numberfolks wear expensive garments and drive huge cars however can’t afford to even feed their own children? All as a result of they need to ‘pose’.

As a Yoruba man can say – “ we tend to meet cash during this world and during this world we tend to shall leave it”.

Written by Tony Ogunlowo





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