What’s FOMO? It’s just like that, FOMO, that may be connected to nomophobia, to a certain extent!
FOMO is the Fear of Missing Out something, most of the time triggered by posts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, where people try to show how perfect their lives are, sometimes with the intention of causing envy – actually it means a strong lack of confidence that makes people “live” through an imaginary desirable edited life and others to wish that. A study says that FOMO leads people to check social media when they wake up, before sleeping and during meals. FOMO was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013: ‘‘the uneasy feeling that you’re missing out – that your peers are doing or in possession of more or something better than you’’. Montesquieu said that “If we only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are“.
I took this FOMO quiz, interesting, and my score was “no FOMO” (8 points). I knew it would be so – I don’t use social media and mobiles very much, no computer in the evenings and on Sundays. So, no nomophobia either, that is the fear of being out of a mobile/cell phone contact).
Do you know anyone with FOMO or nomophobia?
Wishing you a beautiful week with many smiles! Thanks for the sweet comments!