FOMO, "Fear Of Missing Out," has been a popular trending hashtag, mantra, and general saying for the last few years. If you're on social media, you've probably seen people posting pictures of themselves at festivals, parties, or other events with "#fomo," showing that they're not missing out on anything! Even if you're not on social media, you've probably heard this acronym and have come to learn what it means.
But, what does it really mean? There is a problem with the concept of FOMO: it encourages people to base their decisions in fear, not joy. Rather than focusing on the events and social circles that bring them joy, they're focused on the ones that they're afraid to miss out on.
About the Author
Kristi is a UX Design Consultant and takes a user-centered approach to solving problems. She is a creative mind, an introvert, and a highly sensitive person.