Is ‘Fear Of Missing Out’ Destroying Our Happiness? [Headlines]
Our ability to follow every move and activity of our family, friends and colleagues online has led us to develop 'FOMO'.
‘I am the luckiest guy in the world.’ This is one of my favorite sayings, and I believe it… most of the time. But every once in a while (ok just this week) I catch a glimpse online of a friend sipping Coronas on the beach in the Bahamas, or a photo of a buddy shaking hands with Prince William, or I see that a friend took a job that I know pays about 3 times what I make. And I get a little jealous. I’ll admit it.
In past generations, people tried to keep up with the ‘Joneses,’ their neighbors with a nicer yard, cuter kids, or a better car. But now thanks to LinkedIn and Facebook we have to keep up with the Joneses and the Shahs, Lees, Carters, Smiths, Levys and our hundreds of other acquaintances online. Craig Isakow/Triple Pundit.