FOMO? What is FOMO? Some kind of Japanese soup? No it is not (although I'm sure I could have had you fooled). This is in fact an acronym that has gained frequent usage in my life recently...FOMO, Aka
In a fast paced, 'throw-away' society I'm sure FOMO is something you all will have experienced, even if you have not specifically named it. Coming from a big family where there's always a chance that if you don't speak up or make yourself noticed then you will miss out- Front seats, dog walks, the best cream cakes, you name it -everything is a fight for the best.
'You snooze you lose' is basically the family motto.
So here's the problem: despite not 'snoozing' missing out is inevitable and that's where FOMO kicks in. It's a horrible flurrying feeling that I find really hard to deal with and renders decision making a harrowing task, because whatever decision you make you're missing out on something. It's not just the missing out that becomes a fear, but the regret of the decision itself that precedes this missing out, creating a chain of missed opportunities and 'could-have's swirling around like a hot and spicy Japanese soup in your head'.
As time machines are not yet (to my knowledge) attainable, rectifying that 'wrong' decision is pretty much off the cards.
So how do we deal with out little FOMO issue? Well let's think about this LOGICALLY and RATIONALLY (that's a first for me)