FOMO

The Fear of Missing Out. People in the media haveĀ been buzzing with this word for a few years now, especially in critiques of millennials and their dependence on social media that supposedly leads to FOMO. And the media isn’t wrong: constantly seeingĀ online what your friends and acquaintances are doing in real life can lead to…

Don’t Blink

“Don’t blink, you might miss it.” I have a lot of trouble with this phrase. The fear of missing out is a crippling one, and “don’t blink” only empowers the anxiety we naturally feel about not being able to do everything. While the phrase is supposed to encourage us to live in the moment and…