FOMO – The Fear Of Missing Out – Jason Silva Sunday
Anxiety is the “Dizziness of Freedom” – Kierkegaard
Oh Brother – This is a big one for me! I’ve struggled since birth, with the anxiety of missing out on something.
As a kid I had the nickname of Corkie. As the story goes, I could lift my head to look around soon after birth. Being that it was a tad early to be weighing my options, my neck muscles were too underdeveloped to be “working the room” so to speak, so my head was unsteady, bobbing around “like a cork on the water”.
So there you go.
I was born with the perpetual desire to see what else was out there, what other interesting things I might be missing out on. I wasn’t dissatisfied with where I was, it was just…
It caused me enough anxiety that at 17 I started my exploration of meditation and being here now – in the moment.
That was a foreign concept and I’ve struggled with it all my life. I can report that I’ve gotten better as I’ve grown older.
Not grown up, just older.
I realize that I may not be able to see ALL the options available, but it rarely makes me anxious anymore.
I’m learning that the Universe has put the ones that are the most relevant to my path; that will excite me and bring me the most joy – at my feet and in front of my face.
Does the fear of missing out cause you anxiety? How do you handle it? Is it getting better? Or worse?