FOMO: the Fear of Missing Out.

Missing out? But on what? On what other people are doing. They’re having exciting experiences that you’re not. They attended the hottest concert in town and you didn’t. Their kids have been accepted into Ivy League schools and yours weren’t. And the beat goes on, and on, and on.

FOMO is especially strong for those who are hooked on social media. Why? Because they’re constantly aware of what others are doing. Visit Facebook and you’ll view your friends’ faces with ecstatic smiles. Read their posts and you’ll find gushing descriptions of their awesome adventures. Person after person is having the time of their lives. And you? Well, not so much.

This goes for reading kinky sex blogs too. 😉


4 thoughts on “FoMO

  1. I read social media a lot. And I tend to disregard those friends posts who are always showing wonderful trips, starred restaurants and so on, because… well, because it all seems fake. I’m sure they suffer on some level just like the rest of us, but they don’t admit to it on their page, just like the rest of us.
    I guess I don’t like the show offs so much.
    So I have less fear of missing out.
    I try to live my life, and enjoy what I do. It’s not always easy, but very satisfying when I do.

    But yes, I agree, FoMO is a thing. I’ve had it a lot. Still do to some extent. 🙂

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  2. All we can do is live our life. Sometimes the most excitement I’m looking for is a few minutes to relax and read a book. When I read about others having fabulous adventures I am happy for them—sometimes envious, but always happy. If it really sounds like a great time/place, I add it to my bucket list.

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  3. I agree that FOMO can be an insidious issue – we just need to check that next app to ensure that we are not missing anything. Maybe we have checked Facebook and then check Twitter – then emails. Before we realise, we have ‘missed out’ on something that is happening right where we are, coz we are so busy checking social media 😦


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