Veteran comedian Psalm Adjetefio (T.T.) has observed that the youth, especially young journalists, are not wise.
The famed â€˜Taxi Driverâ€™ actor, who has been the toast of media discussions lately following the leakage of a recorded phone conversation with journalist MzGee, in which he is heard asking for â€œleftoversâ€ and complaining about his benefactors having abandoned him because Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia gifted him GHS50,000 for his welfare, told Accra-based Happy FM in an interview on Thursday, 13 January 2022, that he wished young people, especially journalists, will strive to be wise.
â€œI pray that they [the youth] learn to love the Almighty, the Father Almighty because as the scripture says, it is the beginning of wisdom. If you learn to love Him and obey Him, then you become wise and then you learn how to live properlyâ€, he said.
â€œAnd, also, concerning people; you hear something about somebody, especially these up-and-coming journalists; the question is: Are you promoting good relationship? Are you helping to build somebody? Are you helping to build yourself because youâ€™ll also grow and then youâ€™ll have to ask yourself a few questions before you start talking about it or putting it in the open?â€
â€œYou donâ€™t just hear about anything and then straightaway you start trumpeting it; no. But, unfortunately, the youth, the young people, especially these young journalists and all that, they lack wisdomâ€, Mr Adjetefio noted.
â€œThe question is: you hear something about somebody, ask yourself: â€˜If I were in that situation, how would I want people to handle the situation? Now, what Iâ€™m doing; OK, let me get close to the person and hear from him or her alsoâ€™, but straightaway then they begin doing all sorts of things â€“ tearing peopleâ€™s image apartâ€, he complained, adding: â€œThey forget that they are also human beings and they could easily be in the situation in which, maybe the person they are talking about has also found him or herselfâ€.
â€œSo, they should learn to fear the Almighty and then I think that will help themâ€, he counselled.