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FOMO –Fear Of Missing Out
Do you have it?
FOMO is the feeling you get when you scroll through a person’s Facebook,
Instagram or Twitter page and begin to compare their “perfect” life with your not-so-perfect one. It is the moment where you scroll through these social media pages and
analyze how “good” your friends’ lives seem and not yours. It is the concept of wasting
endless hours reviewing your acquaintance’s pictures that make them seem well put
together as they showcase their good fashionable sense, economically awesome status as
they travel and their heartfelt inspiring life quotes that gives the rest of us a lesson or two
to apply to our lives. The reality is, we sometimes forget that behind the perfect pictures,
quotes and sense of humour lies a bunch of souls that are many times dealing with one or
more broken hearts, depression, loneliness, void and lack of intimacy with God. We long
for love and
acceptance as we try to hide our broken lives behind perfectly orchestrated
We took to the public the question of the FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Do you have it?
How can you not? I feel like everyone on my page is having the time of their life and I’m here…
There are always those moments of, “Wow why can’t I have done that. Only if I had a better job”
You know, sometimes I stop and wonder if these people have any bad situations (aside from those
that make it a priority to share with the world). I think I find myself imagining their bad days,
especially those I don’t ever see in person. Kinda weird now that I think about it.
I just go online to entertain myself a little bit. That’s all. But in the end… I guess sometimes I
wish I were as funny.