FOMO

The latest big topic in the last few months about Millennials, aka Gen Y, has been “FOMO” – the Fear of Missing Out. The meaning behind it is that in our new generation that is obsessed with social media and keeping up with what everyone is doing, we are more obsessive about constantly checking Facebook and Foursquare because we are scared that if we do not check, we are missing out on “vital” information, and we are scared we are missing out on that same fun. It sounds pretty shallow, but sadly, I don’t think that this is just about Gen Y. I think it’s about society in general just becoming more shallow and of course, measuring themselves against what everyone else has and has accomplished. It’s a futile road to happiness.

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